Park Lane, London
Built in 1853, for Robert Stayner Holford (1808-1892), M.P., and his wife, Mary Anne Lindsay (1829-1901). His vast fortune was established by his grandfather who built a canal into London providing the capital with fresh water. The house was designed by Lewis Vulliamy (1791-1877) in the Italianate style, following in the fashion of Osborne House. In 1905, the Holford's son rented the house to the U.S. Ambassador, Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912), when it was dubbed the "American Embassy". In 1929, it was demolished and the Dorchester House Hotel was built in its place.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 28/04/2019 and last updated on 01/10/2019.
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