Alexander Jackson Davis designed "Cedar Lawn" castle for importer August C. Richards in 1875. Davis had designed "Woodcliff" castle for Mr. Richards 20 years before, in 1855. Both castles overlooked the Hudson River. "Cedar Lawn" castle was located on the Hudson, north of Irving Cliff, just off of Broadway. It was originally named "Ridgeview", but was re-named "Cedar Lawn" by subsequent owner Issac Stern in the early 1900's after a radical alteration turned it from a stone villa into the crenellated "Rhine castle" seen in the photo. The castle has been demolished.

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Picture and information courtesy of Phil Bilzor.