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What happened to the owner of the Biltmore Estate?
?The owner of the iconic Biltmore Estate in North Carolina has died at his home. Officials at the Biltmore Company say William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil died Tuesday in Asheville. He was 89.
How big is the Biltmore Estate?
The Biltmore Estate sits on 8,000 acres of land. The house itself was constructed from 1889 to 1895 as the private residence of George Washington Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt had been making frequent trips to Asheville since his mother had resided there. Each time he visited, he fell more in love with the city and the scenery surrounding it.
Who was born at the Biltmore Estate?
Edith is a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, the first governor of Dutch colonial New York. After honeymooning in Italy, Edith and George return to live at Biltmore. Cornelia Vanderbilt is born at Biltmore. George and Edith only child is born on the evening of August 22 in the Louis XV Room. It is a celebrity birth, even by modern standards.
What happens to the art in the Biltmore House?
Biltmore House stores art during World War II. During the war, the house stores priceless works from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. William Cecil returns to Biltmore. Leaving his banking career, William Cecil joins his brother in managing the estate, focusing on self-sufficiency and preserving the estate historic splendor.