Country Manor

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In the late 1800's James Buchanan (J.B.) Duke sought to create a "gentleman's farm" in Somerville, NJ. Over the course of nearly three decades he developed and transformed more than 2,000 acres of land into "Duke's Farm." At its prime the estate boasted a Country Manor (with 50 rooms), 9 lakes, 18 miles of roadway, 35 fountains and 2 greenhouses.

Photograph: Country Manor, circa 1908