Designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, Lyndhurst is the former home of New York City Mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Today, the Gothic mansion in New York’s Hudson River Valley is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The estate includes arts and antiquities including European 18th century art and decorative pieces by Tiffany and Herter Brothers. The 67-acre property, an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design, includes the country’s first steel-framed conservatory. Visit for information on Lyndhurst and other historic sites.

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