The Progress-Index (Petersburg, Virginia) 6 September 1953 Page 1

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The Progress-Index
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6 September 1953  Page 1 - Va. "Palace" Is To Walter Russell SWANNANOA,...
Va. "Palace" Is To Walter Russell SWANNANOA, Sept. 5 (NEA) -Thomas -Thomas A. Edison and King Alphonso Alphonso of Spain and Teddy Roosevelt Roosevelt and Mark Twain and Jack London and Richard Harding Davis Davis should see what their old friend Walter Russell i s - u p to now. Russell, a handsome little man of 82 with a white Van .Dyke beard, steel-rimmed glasses and a blue boret, is living with his British-born British-born wife, Lao, a vivid woman a 52-room marble a 2400-foot moun- tiost $2,000,000 -to in her 40s, in "palace" ntop t a i n . The build back in the early 1000s. M u c h of the marble came from t l n l y . The New York architectural firm of Stone and Webster estimates it would cost .$15,000,000 to build today. today. The graU formal gardens alone cost $500,000 originally. There are 629 acres of land in the mountain- Lop estate, stables big enough for a c o m p a n y of cavalry, tagcs t h a t look like little rnilcK of hardsun'accd road, seven miles of bridle paths, and an 18- hole golf course, now a jungle of weeds. In fact, the whole place was woods f i v e years IRO. At timo, in 10-18, Russell and his brido (ConthiiMMl On PHRI; H)

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