Elm Park was one of the first Victorian great houses to be built. It was designed by architect Detlef Lienau for LeGrand Lockwood in 1868. In 1876, Charles D. Mathews bought the mansion and his family lived there until 1938 without making many changes to the beautiful interior spaces. Then the house came under the ownership of the City of Norwalk, and has withstood several attempts to tear it down. Today, it is known as the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, a National Historic Landmark, and it is receiving loving care.
The mansion may look familiar to you. It has been used in several movies such as The Stepford Wives and Dark Shadows.
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