The Letter Box
Original Use: When Governor Pinchot worked in residence, the Letter Box housed his clerical staff. Other political activities, such as the planning of campaign and meeting with constituents, took place in this building, thus isolating the office functions from the main house.
Today's Use: An exhibit and public program area, the Letter Box also serves as a theater to view visitor films.
Interior Floor Design: The interior floor of brick and bluestone is designed to look like an exterior patio; Cornelia Pinchot believed in connecting her exterior and interior design schemes.
Outstanding Features:Niche-like entry with concrete portico and Corinthian columns, cast iron spiral staircase with original decorative bronze handrail to balcony. Large, commanding side and rear windows with original double-hung sash let in plenty of natural light and a view of the only Cut Leaf Beech tree on the property, a lack of windows on the front of the building assured privacy.
Location. 41° 19.696′ N, 74° 49.12′ W. Marker is in Milford, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from Grey Towers Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford PA 18337, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.