|Bringing Back Holleywood||
By the back kitchen stairs, a new safety rail has been crafted to code, meaning slats spaced too narrowly for little heads to fit through.
Kitchen demolition has begun but one thing we're leaving intact (aside from the Glenwood) is the wall-mounted bell register. A typewritten, plasticized card on the box identifies the room in which each bell rings. Unbelievably, the system still works-- at least in one room: the dining room aka "parlor." I marvel that bell service was thought necessary in bathrooms. To call for more toilet paper?
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.