Designed by architect Frank Faulke, the former home of Alex Crawford Hoyt (c. 1917)boasts many of the acutrements of New Castle’s “golden age”. Leaded glass windows, elaborate wood work, and silk wall coverings attest to the wealth of the city and a prosperous American people at the turn of the century. Other novelties of this 12,500 sq. ft. Tudor Revival include an early central vacuuming system, 1900′s clothes dryer, and coal cellar still full of coal! Guests can view the museum’s historic collection of art and antiquities while taking in the architecture with guided tours. Visiting hours are 11am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
Admission to the Period House is $5 for a guided tour. (Free for Members) Discounted rates are available for groups of six or more. Reservations are required. Please contact the Hoyt for details.