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Hayfield House (Blue Hour)

Aaron Campbell

Dallas, United States

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i
EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens

3 RAW files > Photomatix Pro > Photoshop
f/18 @ 0.6 sec., 2.5 secs., 10 secs.
ISO 400
18mm

Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus
Monday, September 6th, 2010 (Labor Day)

History: _Hayfield House was built as a summer home by the Conyngham family during the Great Depression at a cost of over $1 million. The entire three-story structure is steel-framed, with steel floor joists, concrete overlay and fine wood flooring on top. The roof is of Vermont slate and the stone used on the exterior of the house came from the estate’s surrounding fields.

The Conynghams spent several months in Europe in pursuit of many of the rare objects and materials which eventually were incorporated into the building. Mrs. Conyngham’s dressing room was allegedly modeled after the boudoir of Marie Antoinette at the Palace of Versailles and features uniquely curved doors, making the room a perfect oval; the fireplace and mantle were imported from a castle in Europe. The sliding stained glass windows in the former library originally graced a Paris cathedral. To see photos of how Hayfield House looked at that time, visit the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection at the Library of Congress website.

Today the manor is home to classrooms and faculty and administrative offices._

- info from the wb.psu.edu web site (Hayfield House virtual tour)

View the Gottscho-Schleisner Hayfield House photo collection (circa 1934) on the Library of Congress web site

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