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Someone Lived Here

Telling the strange, untold stories of unusual New Yorkers by exploring the homes they once lived in.

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Lyndhurst Mansion

In this episode of Someone Lived Here, Kendra brings you to Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York. The home was owned by a mayor, a businessman, a robber baron, and two sisters who knew it was worth saving.While we walk through the art gallery, library, and bowling alley we learn more about Helen and Anne Gould. Two sisters who led extremely different lives, but both valued the same thing, their childhood home.If you have any suggestions or ideas for the show please reach out to someonelivedhere@gmail.com. Thanks to Tim Cahill for music and Ben Kirk for artwork.

18mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Orchard House, home of Little Women and Louisa May Alcott

Learn the real life story of Little Women. In this bonus episode of Someone Lived Here, Kendra takes you to Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott in Concord, Massachusetts. This home is where Louisa wrote and set her book, Little Women. This home was recreated for the recent Little Women film, directed by Greta Gerwig and nominated for an Oscar. In this episode, we unravel the real lives of Anna, Louisa, Elizabeth, and May. By walking through the rooms and items they owned, we better understand the real people, in both their happiness and hardships. Thank you to Jan Turnquist and the entire staff at Orchard House. The home is open to visitors almost every day. You can learn more about the home and take a virtual tour on their website. Music credit: Tim Cahill

26mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Maudslay and the work of Martha Brookes Hutcheson

In the second season of Someone Lived Here, Kendra explores homes that are no longer standing from self-isolation. This week, we explore Maudslay State Park, formerly the Maudsleigh Estate. The park was once the country home of Frederick Strong Moseley and his family. In 1904, he commissioned the architectural landscape design of Martha Brookes Hutcheson. Her designs still stand and her life story is the focus of this episode.

6 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

In this episode of Someone Lived Here, Kendra brings you to the Edgar Allan Poe cottage in the Bronx. The cottage was the final home of Poe and his wife. While learning the story of the troubled and complicated Poe, we learn more about his wife and cousin Virginia, who died in the home of tuberculosis. If you have any suggestions or ideas for the show please reach out to someonelivedhere@gmail.com. Thanks to Tim Cahill for music and Ben Kirk for artwork.

18mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Steepletop, home of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

In this episode of Someone Lived Here, Kendra brings you to Steepletop in Austerlitz, New York. The farmhouse was the home of Edna St Vincent Millay. While walking through her home and property, we better understand Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry and life. Vincent would die in the home and her sister would be it's steward for decades. If you have any suggestions or ideas for the show please reach out to someonelivedhere@gmail.com. Thanks to Tim Cahill for music and Ben Kirk for artwork.

27mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #5