Then and Now

This is the first of a new series exploring the evolution of the Hermitage over the last 100 years. We’ll start small: below is a glimpse of the “boy’s hall” office in 1947:

The "boy's hall" office, 1947

Mrs. Sloane’s two boys, William Jr. and E.K (Edwin Knapp), lived in what is now a wing of staff offices. The fireplace — fabulously asymmetrical and inset with handmade Arts and Crafts tiles — is worthy of its own post:

This area is still used as an office today — my office!

Boy's Hall turned Curator's Office, 2010

Not a day goes by I don’t marvel at the beauty of this place.

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