Newsletter I – from the Vanderlip Heritage Fund

 

July 2018

 

 

Vanderlip
Heritage Fund

 

This is the VANDERLIP
HERITAGE FUND’s first Newsletter.

We want to share with
you our dreams and plans for the Fund as well as give a bit of
Vanderlip history with each Newsletter.

A very special THANK
YOU first donors who have made the creation of this non profit
possible and encouraged us to believe in a successful future
saving and bringing culture to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the
spirit and tradition of Frank Arthur Vanderlip and his wife
Narcissa Cox Vanderlip.

 

 

 

Save the
Date!

November 4th 2018 will be our first annual
fundraiser. We plan a lovely party at the Villa Narcissa.

 

268 STEPS

a GARDEN PARTY

 

More details next month

 

 

 

THESE COLUMNS ARE HALF BURIED
UNDERGROUND!

Frank and Narcissa Vanderlip
loved columns!

 

 

The two
solid Quincy granite columns, four stories high, were saved by
Frank Vanderlip from the facade of the First National City Banks’
original building when he used the famous architecture firm
McKim
Mead & White to rebuild a larger building for the bank on
Wall Street.

 

He hired William Welles Bosworth, trained at
the Beaux Arts in Paris and inspired by Ancient Greece and Rome,
to incorporate them in the gates of the family estate on the
Hudson, Beechwood.

 

Bosworth
designed the Italian garden at Beechwood with a small temple
pavilion and was later hired by the Vanderlip’s neighbor,
Rockefeller,
to work on his family estate Kykuit, that also has a small round
temple

 

The Cottage garden, the first Vanderlip
residence on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, was ornamented with many
columns and there are still two columns lying in a field below
the Cottage.

These pink marble columns imported from
Italy were to be used for the grand villa that was never build
because of the Depression.

The Temple at the top of the Villa Narcissa
cypress allee is the last column structure erected by the Frank
and Narcissa Vanderlip in 1924 designed by the Olmstead Brother’s
firm of Central Park, NY, fame.