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Lakewood in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Packard Mansion

 
 
Packard Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. Packard Mansion Marker
Inscription. Mr, J. Ward Packard who invented the Packard Motor Car, came to Lakewood as a summer visitor in the late 1800's. He built this mansion as his permanent home in 1912. The interior decor of the 32 room house was adapted from European models. The front entrance is a replica of those found on 18th century buildings. Stone was imported from Scotland for cut stone bands encircling the house. The property continued as a private residence for a few years after Mrs. Packard's death in 1960. In the early 1980s developers created condos inside the mansion and built the two large condominium structures on either side of the mansion. A few traces remain of the elegant formal gardens that originally surrounded the mansion.
 
Erected 2010 by Lakewood History Committee. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 42° 6.343′ N, 79° 19.579′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of West Terrace Avenue and Chautauqua Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Terrace Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakewood NY 14750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lakeview House, Sterlingworth Hotel and Lakewood Country Club (here, next to this marker);
Packard Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. Packard Mansion Marker
This is the left of these three markers. The background is Chautauqua Lake. The Mansion is one block to the left. It is surrounded by high walls here. One can view the south side of the mansion from a distance on Google Maps street view from West Lake Street.
First Kent House and Second Kent House (here, next to this marker); Lakewood Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Paul Sorg Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Aull Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); New Holbrook Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking North to Lake (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Packards (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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