You never know what you’ll find at The Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society. Thanks to the generosity of residents, the archives are not only filled with the history of our village, but with postcards, magazines, books and more on everyday life—the stuff of future Society exhibits.
PART FIVE - Click on the photos below to see interior shots of Jackie Gleason’s locally famous “round” house on Furnace Dock Road—yes THE Jackie Gleason lived in the Town of Cortlandt and often visited nearby Croton haunts to hear the old-timers tell it. The exotic house, completed in 1959 at a cost of $650,000, became the “most flamboyant house in town”—virtually everything in the three-level house was round—including the bed, and the study boasted a semi-circular desk with a built in record player. The driveway was an electric, snow-melting driveway, the interior walls were East Indian teak, and the terraces were of Italian marble.
Now this was unexpected! Again, many thanks to THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY for giving us a glimpse into a most unusual house owned by THE GREAT ONE. Read more about Jackie Gleason here: http://www.biography.com/people/jackie-gleason-9542440