Join this historic tour of three gems right in our backyard. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Massaro House is often compared to the elegance of Wright’s Fallingwater house. For the first time, the renovated Chahroudi Cottage built by Wright will be open for touring. Wright created the architectural plans not merely to accommodate the topography around the houses, but to incorporate the natural lay of Petra island into their design.
The Freight House is a historic ice house that was built in 1872 for use as a storage facility for the New York Central Railroad. Ice cut from Mahopac Lake was stored in sawdust at this house year-round. Newly renovated and restored, the Freight House is a now a café and historic site. There will be a historian on site for the tour.
Finally, the Whipple House was built circa 1900. It has been meticulously restored as originally built replete with horsehair plaster. The home is filled with artifacts reflecting the Whipple family’s four centuries in America. The home also contains an extensive collection of material relating to Putnam County’s history. Light refreshments and croquet start at 10am for guests.
The Massaro and Whipple houses are privately owned and not normally open to the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to view these incredible treasures in our community.
$85 includes all three locations, and proceeds benefit United Way of Westchester and Putnam.
Register at: www.uwwp.org/tour