“Large and beautiful house”
In 1917 Dr. Henry S. Plummer and his wife Daisy, began construction of "Quarry Hill" later to be known as the Plummer House. Dr. Plummer personally formulated the plans for the house which included many innovations that were far advanced for that day and age. In 1924 the 65 acre estate consisted of the house, greenhouse, water tower, garage and gazebo. Today 11 acres remain and are maintained by the Rochester Park and Recreation Department. The house is an English Tudor Mansion and was constructed between 1917 and 1924. The roof is made entirely of slate. The furniture in the house is all original. There are two caves on the property,one going into the house and the other under the water tower. The house has 49 rooms, 10 bathrooms, 9 bedrooms, 5 fireplaces. The house is over 300' long and is 5 stories high. Innovative features that were built into the house included: central vacuum system, underground sprinkler system, inter-communications system, security system, dumb waiter, electricity and gas lighting, first gas furnace in the city, garage door openers, heated pool, water tower, and many other special features. When the house was built the property included 65 acres. Twenty-five percent of exterior stone was mined from the property.
Even though I could not see the inside of this house, the exterior was absolutely gorgeous. Highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.
Even though we weren't able to go in for a tour I'm giving this place 5 stars. It's uber cool just walking around the grounds. The tours are self guided and only on Wednesdays 12-6. We were here on Thursday! The gardens are beautiful, I can only imagine what the inside looks like!!
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