August 14, 1852 - THOMAS SUCKLEY BUILDS AN ESTATE ON THE HUDSON
Thomas buys 32 acres with spectacular views of the Hudson River. The land is part of the Wildercliff property owned by his distant cousin, Mary Rutherford Garrettson. The first house at Wilderstein is designed by John Warren Ritch in the popular Italianate style. It is ready for occupancy by November 1853.
Pictured, an architectural elevation of the original house at Wilderstein