From the 1870s to 1900s, America saw economic growth in industries and technology. Known as the Gilded Age, this era became a display of new wealth and glamor, and the home at 255 Brushy Ridge Road is no exception.
Sitting high on Brushy Ridge Road’s hill, the Tudor-style home was built in 1903 and was designed by architect Stanford White. White designed several buildings for some of the era’s most notable families, including the shipping and railroad Vanderbilt family, the fur and real estate Astor family and J.P. Morgan, according to Town and Country Magazine. Some of the architect’s most famous projects were Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, R.I., as well as the Washington Square Arch in New York City and the second design of Madison Square Garden (which was demolished in 1925). White had his apartment in the tower of Madison Square Garden, according to PBS, and was murdered at the site by Henry Thaw in 1906.