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this lovely estate belongs to a man named Peirce du Pont who have founded Longwood gardens. it is now used as an exhibit for everyone to see at Longwood gardens to take a tour and to learn. here are some infos of this house he lived in:

  

Joshua Peirce, a Quaker farmer, built the section of the brick house with the covered porch in 1730 (the porch dates from 1824). Successive generations of the Peirce family enlarged the modest farmhouse during the nearly two centuries it remained in their possession.

 

It was 1906 when Pierre S. du Pont purchased the property to save the amazing trees that were about to be harvested for timber. He expanded the dwelling in 1909, and again in 1914, to serve as his country home and first conservatory. The house was opened to the public in 1976 and now contains the Longwood Heritage Exhibit, a comprehensive collection of historic photos, artifacts, home movies, and video that tells the story of the stewards of the land who preserved and developed the property.

 

and the exhibit video info i watched had also stated that du Pont had donated money he inherited to children at school for the education since he had no children of his own, which shows the generosity of him. he provided not only people to explore, but to also learn about the gardens educate as well.

you can find out more info about this gorgeous house:

 

www.longwoodgardens.org/peirceduponthouse_1_3_2_4_4.html

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Taken on August 13, 2012