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During the Gilded Age, the road from Morristown to Madison was dotted with opulent mansions and sprawling estates that gave it the nickname Millionaire’s Row. Today, the Florham Estate provides a rare glimpse into that world. Heiress Florence Vanderbilt and her husband Hamilton McKeon Twombly created Florham in 1887. The Florham Estate is still well-preserved, since it remained a family home until the 1950s.
Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds around Florham and the famous firm of McKim, Mead and White designed the 80,000-square-foot mansion, which is now the centerpiece of the Florham Park campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Of Special Note:
• The Florham Estate was formerly a 900-acre gentleman’s working farm
• The European marble fireplaces throughout the mansion are original
Treasures of New Jersey: http://www.pbs.org/show/treasures-new-jersey/