Stephen Bird built Hornton Lodge, later known as the Red House in 1835. He was a well known local builder and brick maker. The painting shown is one of a series by William Conway, art critic and explorer. He lived in the house at the turn of the 20th century.
Herbert Hoover, who later became President of the United States, lived here from 1907-1918. He left with much regret saying: "The house with its quaint garden in the middle of a great city was a place of many affections, many happy recollections, and of many stimulating conversations."
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Location of original: B08 Print Drawers Cpic0494
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