Constructing a Gilded Age Mansion (Photo Blog)

MCHS Staff
August 16, 2022

Documented through photographs in their family albums, construction of “Tranquility,” the Washington Valley estate of newlyweds Walter S. & Emma Kemeys, began in the summer of 1903. The couple had purchased the land that spring following an extended honeymoon tour of Europe. Teams of men completed the monumental endeavor by spring 1904 when the couple took up residence in their new home.

August 1903

October 1903

November 1903

December 1903