Newsletter I – from the Vanderlip Heritage Fund


July 2018



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

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





More details next month





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
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.


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


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.