September 24, 1954 - THE GATE LODGE IS SOLD

To improve the family’s finances and reduce the maintenance required for Wilderstein, the Suckleys sell the gate lodge to Gladys Freeman, a friend of the family.  Gladys expands the building to make it more livable. (The gate lodge is added back into the estate by Wilderstein Preservation in 1986.)

Pictured, the expanded gate lodge in 1983