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March 7, 2011

John D. Rockefeller's Bassett Hall, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia


This is the lane leading to the front door of Bassett Hall, John D. Rockefeller's home in Williamsburg.  Rockefeller was amazingly wealthy and poured millions of dollars into the restoration of Virginia's colonial capitol, now known as "Colonial Williamsburg."  When we last toured the facility we learned that at the time, this was the only home the Rockefeller's owned with fewer than 100 rooms.

Click here to see the floor plan and interior photos. Unlike the other structures in Colonial Williamsburg which are restored to colonial times, this is decorated as it was in the 1930's and 1940's when Abby and John Rockefeller were in residence.

6 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

100 rooms !!! must be really huge beyond these gates ...

GrandmaK said...

This was interesting. I didn't know that Mr. Rockefeller spent so much money at Williamsburg in restoration! Lovely Picture! Cathy

anjoe playhouse said...

Beeing a guest at this home must be a sweet dream ;-)
It was interesting seeing pictures from some of the rooms, and surely there must be several of rooms to use, or els the staf could'nt run the house properly!
If those walls could talk, wow!!
Have a great week :-D

Ruth B. said...

Nice house and frontgate.

Lois said...

It is a lovely home, even if it does not have 100 rooms!

Karine said...

What a beautiful house, inside and out! I always love seeing grand old houses at the end of long drives.

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