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Kykuit, 200 Lake Road, Pocantico Hills, Westchester County, NY



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Location
200 Lake Road, Pocantico Hills, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-6334
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N257).
Significance: Kykuit captures our attention because of the man who lived there. John D. Rockefeller, Sr., lived through twenty-five American presidents; his entrepreneurship changed American business and industry; and his equally important philanthropy built hospitals, clinics, schools, colleges, universities, and models of modern agriculture. Fortunately, Rockefeller's purchases at Pocantico Hills preserved and protected the area as private open space that, now, will be enjoyed by the public.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF 1913 ENTRANCE GATE AND POST, IDENTICAL TO THE 1909 GATES DESIGNED BY WILLIAM WELLES BOSWORTH AND IRONWORK BY W.H. JACKSON CO., NEW YORK
2. TORSO, BLANQUI MONUMENT, CA. 1906, BY ARISTIDE MAILLOL, IN BRONZE
3. ALTOVITI VENUS STATUE IN THE TEMPLE OF VENUS AS SEEN FROM LIVING ROOM DOORS, SOUTHEAST FACADE OF KYKUIT HOUSE, ON AXIS WITH LINDEN ALLEE
4. CLOSER VIEW OF ALTOVITI VENUS
5. OCEANUS FOUNTAIN, ITALY, CA. 1913, IN GRANITE, AFTER THE FOUNTAIN IN THE BOBOLI GARDENS, PITTI PALACE, FLORENCE, 1565
6. VIEW DESCENDING THE NORTH STAIRS OF THE HEADWALL, LEADING FROM THE EAST END OF FORECOURT TERRACE LEVEL TO THE LOWER LEVEL, AND DIRECTLY ONTO THE RADIAL PAVING OF COLORED MARBLE COBBLES ARRANGED TO REPRESENT THE TWELVE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
7. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST OF HEADWALL THAT TERMINATES THE FORECOURT; VIEW INCLUDES THE OCEANUS FOUNTAIN ON THE TERRACE LEVEL, THE DOUBLE STAIRS, RADIAL PAVING, AND THE ADAM AND EVE FOUNTAIN, IN PINK GRANITE, TUCKED INTO A CENTRAL NICHE CARVED OUT OF HEADWALL
8. VIEW TO EAST OF CA. 1910 STONE TEA HOUSE, INNER GARDENS
9. VIEW OF GARDEN STRUCTURE AND ROCK WALL, POSSIBLY LATTICE SUMMER HOUSE NEAR SWIMMING POOL TERRACE
10. VIEW TO NORTHEAST OF LOGGIA AND RENAISSANCE REVIVAL FOUNTAIN IN ROSE GARDEN
11. VIEW TO NORTHWEST OF LOGGIA AND EDGE OF RENAISSANCE REVIVAL FOUNTAIN IN ROSE GARDEN
12. VIEW LOOKING OUT OF LOGGIA TO GARDEN SCULPTURE AND BEYOND TO THE HUDSON RIVER


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