Hidden in the shadows behind those Colonial Revival posts is a Georgian carriage house designed in 1914 by noted architect Louis DuPuget Millar. The carriage house was part of the bigger “La Wilinda” estate owned at one point by Charles Horace Barker of Barker Brothers furniture.
To be honest, I’ve never noticed the house, but that little sign on the curb always made me wonder about the story of the place. I never expected it to be a story about furniture tycoons. “La Wilinda” sounds like something magical! I expected a story with references to Shangri La or Camelot!
Then again, maybe Barker Brothers Furniture gave a certain Lion and Witch their famous wardrobe…
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