Interesting seeing this alongside the Roosevelt House. Now, which family had the REAL power? The Vanderbilts had immense wealth, and then it was gone. The Roosevelts were old money and had far more real power - and used it for good.
The mansion was never a live-in house: it was all for hosting other hangers-on and family....trivial pursuits....tennis parties, walking.
Fabulous views of the Hudson from the grounds. It's well worth going to both here and the Roosevelt sites (don't miss Val-Kill, Ealeanor's own house) and having a bit of quiet rumination on the meaning of life!
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