Friday, October 22, 2010
The C.K.G. Billings Mansion Locust Valley, New York
The center hall atrium of C.K.G. Billing's mansion called Farnsworth, designed by Guy Lowell. This view shows it looking towards the front entrance hall. Click HERE to see more photos and links.
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Wallis Clinton Bird, a subsequent owner of Farnsworth, died in 1940 when the plane he was piloting crashed in New York's Catskill Mountains. His wife Marjorie, who never returned to Farnsworth after her husband's death, had the wreakage crated and stored in Farnsworth's basement. In 1961 Marjorie was murdered in Switzerland by Dr. Gerard Savoy, who was charged with deliberately causing Marjorie's death by administering opium and belladonna, and delaying a blood transfusion.
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