Rohallion

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Rohallion Estate (pronounced roh-HAL-ee-on, Gaelic for "Little Red Hill,")[1] is an estate in Rumson, New Jersey. The estate house was built in 1887[2] on an original 64-acre lot. The property owner, Edward Dean Adams, was President of the Niagara Falls Power Company and a descendant of U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and was featured on the cover of Time Magazine on May 27, 1929. He commissioned Stanford White to undertake the design of the house after a castle in Perthshire, Scotland, also named Rohallion, where Edward Adams and his family had resided.

Pan of Rohallion

Built in White's traditional Shingle Style, Adams undertook a substantial remodeling and expansion in the Winter of 1913-14. The building was stuccoed after the remodel. The house was sold to Robert V White, a Rumson Councilman, who remodeled the house in Tudor Revival style in the 1930s. The estate was further subdivided from its original 68 acres to 5 acres today [3]

The Adam's traveled abroad frequently, and would bring back specimens for Rohallion's expansive gardens.

The carriage house was also designed by Stanford White,[4] and contained a clock tower similar to his firms clock tower in the Newport Casino. The tower contained the Rohallion Chimes, cast for Adams to a scale he designed. The carriage house was badly damaged by fire in 1961, and the remnant are visible today at 8 North Rohallion Drive today.

Pan of Rohallion was a statue commissioned for the house. Designed by Frederick William MacMonnies, a student of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it became one of his best known works. Many replicas were made and the original is no longer in the Metropolitan Museum of Art [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Save Rohallion – The Story of Sir William Drummond Stewart: The N.J. Ruhallion is named after the historic estate of Drummond Stewart in Perthshire, Scotland.
  2. ^ "ROHALLION - The Mostafa Family". LivingMedia. June 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ John Burton (August 3, 2012). "Informal Group Looks to Preserve Rumson Estate". Two River Times. 
  4. ^ Randall Gabrielan (October 1997). Rumson. Arcadia Publishing. 
  5. ^ "New York City Fountains". August 3, 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 40°21′43″N 74°00′22″W / 40.362°N 74.006°W / 40.362; -74.006