- Saturday | October 14, 2017
- 1:00 pm
James L. Taylor, the son of a wealthy Brooklyn industrialist and early golf enthusiast, purchased land on which he would build his summer residence in 1899, and in exchange for 50 shares of $50 par value stock, provided the 200 acres for the new Ekwanok Country Club golf course. The house was completed in 1900 and he enjoyed many summer seasons playing golf with his good friend Robert T. Lincoln.
Taylor died in 1935, and he left Lone Pine to his only child, Miss Florence Taylor, who continued to summer in Manchester until her death in 1976. She left the house to the McNamara family, who had served the Taylor family faithfully for many years.
Lone Pine is currently owned by Anzelmo Graziosi and Maria Violi of Stamford, Connecticut, who purchased it in 2010 for use by their growing and extended family. They have graciously offered to open their home for this exclusive event, giving us an opportunity to view the interior of this turn of the twentieth-century home, which has been maintained and updated for modern family life while retaining much of the original floor plan and architectural details.
There will be three tours given on Saturday, October 14, at 1 pm [sold out], 2 pm, and 3 pm. Admission is $50 per person with all proceeds benefiting the Manchester Historical Society. Ticket reservations may be made by email info@manchesterhistoricals
A benefit cocktail party will be held on Saturday evening from 5-7 pm and includes a tour of the house. Tickets are $75 and are limited. All proceeds will be used to further the work of the Manchester Historical Society.