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This two-story frame building, set well back from the street, was originally a fairly conservative, straightforward Italianate house. Collis P. Huntington built it as an inducement for his recently married twenty-four-year-old nephew, Henry, to come to St. Albans to manage a
In addition to its architectural merit and its interest as an example of compatible, adaptive reuse, the Beeches commemorates a relatively unknown chapter in the life of Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927), nationally known financier and founder of California's Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
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