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Omnibus #36

podcast icon Posted Friday, October 19, 2007. Total length: 19:15

Dowling alum Pam Manuel Siemsen ('85, '04) relates the history of Pepperidge Hall, the late 19th century estate that eccentric millionaire Christopher Robert imported from France and reassembled overlooking the Great South Bay in Oakdale. Pam and her husband Glenn also take us on a tour of their neighborhood, retracing the grounds of the old estate and discussing how it was slowly erased from memory. Also, Dowling student Kimberly Margolis reads "Ghost House" by Robert Frost.

Do you remember Pepperidge Hall? Leave us your story on our call-in line:
206-984-4591 and we'll share it on a future podcast.
"...no one ever really lived here after [Christopher] Robert left."
Pam Manuel-Siemsen

Shownotes with related links:

Interior courtyard of Pepperidge Hall, circa 1923.
Dowling College Historic Oakdale digital collection
Interior courtyard of Pepperidge Hall, circa 1923

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