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Somerset Hills Historic Tidbits ...

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  • 1972 - The USGA buys its Golf House (once known as Dogwood) Museum from David M. Potter III in Far Hills, the former Frothingham/Sloan House, designed by John Russell Pope, who also designed the Jefferson Memorial, was once the estate home to Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State, who lived next door in a carriage house.

  • 1968 - John Jacob Astor Jr.'s estate originally built by Samuel Owen (1912), was once an apple and peach fruit orchard farm. The hilltop home and 28 acres were purchased from John Jacob Astor 6th by Bernards Township in 1968 for $140,000.

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