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Big Old Houses: A Voyage to Staten Island

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John Foreman takes us on one of his encyclopedic and aesthetic visits to a beautiful old house on Staten Island, first built in the late 18th century,... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Fugitive Chic

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We revisit John Foreman's examination of 12th Street and Fifth Avenue to a block mainly unchanged in a century... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: In a Very Different World

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In a Very Different World, John Foreman visits the palatial estate of George Jay Gould in Lakewood, New Jersey, built at the height of the Victorian a... READ MORE
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BIG OLD HOUSES: A Noble Antique in the Urban Sprawl

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We return to John Foreman’s history of “Liberty Hall,” an 18th century estate in New Jersey embraced by history of the American republic and now... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Lucky it was Over Here

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With John Foreman, we revisit a 19th century country estate in Waltham, Mass, and the changes that occurred over the next two centuries of family owne... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: A Finale, of Sorts

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We revisit John Foreman’s history of Eagles’ Nest, the Long Island estate of Willie K. Vanderbilt Jr. Plus a 1932 travelogue, “Over the Seven Se... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Yonkers, of all places

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Returning to John Foreman’s history of a mansion overlooking the Hudson in Yonkers built in 1912 by a tycoon born in a Montana mining camp who made ... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: A Whole Lot of Crazy

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John Foreman gives of the history (and a tour) of houses on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street as well as the apartment tower rising high abov... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: A Political Mansion

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Every house has a personality. John Foreman takes us on a tour and a history of Morven, once a family house built mid-18th century, into the New Jerse... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Where Are They Now?

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Looking back at John Foreman’s visit to the grandly fascinating Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx where for the last century and a half so many famous ... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Stanford White Experiments

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Big Old House returns to John Foreman’s visit to Naumkeag, the summer estate in Stockbridge of the most distinguished New York lawyer, Joseph Choate... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: A Very Big Stage

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We revisit John Foreman’s coverage of 1 East 78 Street, the home of James B. Duke, his wife and this legendary daughter, Doris, the richest girl in ... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Very Rich, and Very Quiet

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We accompany John Foreman through his tour of one of the great old Fifth Avenue mansions from the Gilded, still standing, the Harkness mansion at 1 Ea... READ MORE

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