Lyndhurst Estate (Tarrytown, NY)

2016 Grant of $20,000 – Atlanta, Paris Chapters Built from 1838 -1842 by architect Alexander Jackson Davis, Lyndhurst is a Gothic Revival castle showing the beginning of the shift from classical to romantic architecture in the US and shift from the English to French cultural influence of the early 19th century. In the 1860s, a suite of bedrooms were decorated with French Gothic paint schemes inspired by the décor of the Sainte Chappelle in Paris. When railroad magnate Jay Gould acquired the estate in 1880, they became the girlhood rooms of his daughter, Anna Gould, who would choose to recreate the French décor of the rooms when she returned to the estate in the 1940s. Restoration: Exterior repairs to restore the Duchess’ suite