Also Known as the West Gate House

West Gate House
West Gate House



Image:
William K. Vanderbilt Historical Society,
S.G. Moore - Artist
Christmas Card 1974
Pen & Ink
Kachel Collection of Artist Colony Christmas Cards

Description Inside Card:
The West Gate House on the William K. Vanderbilt estate “Idle Hour” was called the “Pouting House.” When Mr. Vanderbilt left for New York, Oliver H.P. Belmont would come to visit Mrs. Vanderbilt. After Mr. Vanderbilt found out about it, this is where he came to “pout.” In 1899, when the first Mansion burned down, W.K. Vanderbilt Jr., and his new bride stayed here until they took a train to New York. Mrs. Thompson was the occupant at the time. This house is now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bennett.



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Last Modified on January 30, 2012, at 02:44 PM by LPR


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