Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rhinecliff on Hudson



To learn more about Edith Wharton’s Rhinecliff, click here

PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNAL: “Wyndclyffe,” its actual name, was built in 1853 high on a bluff to command the view, and green lawns and gardens stretched to the river. It set a mark, and everyone tried to keep up with the Joneses.



2 comments:

Ginnie said...

Does the disrepair of the homestead mean they couldn't keep up with themselves, Ted? (sigh)

Emery Roth II said...

I always wonder when such places are allowed to decay like this. I always wonder whether it means some people have too much money or if they just ran out of money for upkeep. Sad to see it go. The brick work here is amazing.