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This home was built in 1747 for members of the Beers family. A century and a half later Charles Millard Pratt and his wife, Mary Morris Pratt were the owners. Charles was an industrialist and Mary was the daughter of former governor Luzon Morris. The Pratts had done quite well for themselves, so when it came time to move to Long Island, they gave the home as an anniversary present to Mary's sister Helen and her husband Arthur. At the time, Arthur was just starting out as an academic, something which the Pratts figured might not be very lucrative.
Eventually Arthur joined the faculty of his alma mater, Yale, as a political science professor. He soon established himself as an economist and an expert on the railroads. His classes were among the most popular at the time. In 1899 Arthur Twining Hadley was named the 13th president of Yale University. Hadley was the first non-minister to serve in that post. Students celebrated his inauguration with a 90-foot mock train on campus and signs that marked "A new train of thought" and exclaimed "Yale is on the right track!" Arthur served as president until 1921. Nine years later, he and Helen went on a cruise to Europe, India, and Asia. As their ship approached Kobe, Japan, Arthur took ill and died of pneumonia. His body was prepared for burial and the return home. Prior to interment in New Haven, his coffin was opened and he was found to be wearing a yellow kimono with a samurai sword by his side.
The home is named Snake Rock Farm after native rock carvings on the property. The last members of the family to own the home donated it and its 73 acres to the Newtown Forest Alliance. The group is preserving 68 acres and selling the home and 5 acres. The home is wonderfully preserved inside and out. Check out my latest story for photos of the interior, including a centuries-old carving of a ship in what was likely servants' quarters in the attic. The home is for sale for $325,000.
Ganda! Pasko na talaga sa inyo @willows_attic. 🎄😍 Thanks for sharing.
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I absolutely love this woodsign done by @thewhitecottagefarm ! 😍😍😍 Just perfect for #mycountryhome 🏡🎄