The Hall Era Mansion: 1937-1981
Modernizing and streamlining for a new era
Reflecting modern tastes, Margaret (shown at right) and Howard Hall combined several paired windows into large picture windows in the Dining Room, Library, and Master Bedroom. They also added new plate-glass windows in the Sitting Room and Boudoir.
They stripped and lightened the wood paneling in the Great Hall and "antiqued" the woodwork in the Library. Furnishings throughout the Mansion were updated and rooms redecorated in styles popular during the 1940s through 1970s.
Originally built for a widow and her children, Brucemore lacked a masculine entertaining space. Howard remedied this issue in the unfinished basement by working with local craftsmen to build out the Grizzly Bar and the legendary Tahitian Room.
A closer look....
Select an image for detailed views and descriptions of Brucemore in the Hall era.
Be sure to check out other image galleries showcasing Brucemore's fascinating history:
- Meet the Hall Family: Brucemore reflects the modern style and whimsical spirit of its final residents.
- Explore the Estate: Images of Brucemore's gardens and grounds throughout history.
- Tour the Mansion: A virtual tour inside the Mansion depicting changes made by Brucemore families.
- Browse Our Collections: Detailed views and descriptions of Brucemore's artifacts.
- Preserving Brucemore's Heritage: Caring for the site's buildings and objects.