Friday, April 26, 2013

The Hermitage

Visited the Hermitage in Ho-Ho-Kus today, onetime headquarters of George Washington, house and wedding site of Theodosia Prevost and Aaron Burr. In the mid-19th century, architect William Ranlett was commissioned to expand it in Gothic Revival Style. The Rosengrant/Rosencranz family long owned the property, and final resident Elizabeth Rosencranz gave it to the State of New Jersey in the 1970s. It is now a museum and conference center (also available for weddings and other events).

How it looked in 1763.
The wrinkled tree in center dates to 1774.

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