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Mr. and Mrs. George Gustav Heye seated at a table in an elaborately decorated wooden summer house on top of Nacoochee Mound

C.K.G. Billings Estate (LOC) "By 1916 Billings had tired of this location, and sold the whole operation to John D. Rockefeller, Jr. for $35,000 per acre. Rockefeller intended to tear down Tryon Hall initially and give the land to the city for a new park. Inwood and Washington Heights was in need of a park in the neighborhood, Architects protested destruction of the house and the city turned down the offer of a new park. It was rented out. Tryon Hall burned in a spectacular fire in 1926.