Designed by architect Frank Faulke, the former home of Alex Crawford Hoyt (c. 1917) boasts many of the accoutrements 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.
The Hoyt West Period House is closed through mid-January.