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Lecture – William Waldorf Astor: American Tycoon to English Lord
August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$15 – $1000
William Waldorf Astor: American Tycoon to English Lord
Presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County – Curt DiCamillo, Author and Curator of Special Collections, NEHGS
Tuesday, August 28, 6 PM Rosecliff
Members $15 / General Public $20 – Advance tickets required; Reception immediately following.
Register online at www.newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 ext. 178
William Waldorf Astor was one of those rare beings who passed into legend during his own lifetime. The richest man in the world by the early 20th century, he created some of the finest houses, gardens, and collections in the world (and founded the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York). This richly illustrated lecture will feature Astor’s most magnificent houses, from his English country estates, to his idyllic villa on the Amalfi Coast.