Kingwood in the summer sun

The Hall at Kingwood is certainly a formal setting today as seen from the Park Avenue side but when viewed in its original state, as Mr. King knew it when he first moved into his home, there was a much more relaxed and country home atmosphere. Part of its rigid formality for us today comes from all that dignified façade facing straight into the sun all summer long…but in the 20s there were shade trees, patio awnings and window shades that broke up the sunshine into more comfortable and summer-friendly spaces for Mr. King’s many guests.

Then & Now: Kingwood Hall 1926

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Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Sunday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.