Venus in a Housecoat

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A site to be seen

In 1905 Farson expanded his grounds, and added a Roman swimming pool measuring 100 x 50 feet. Farson stated that a love of the beautiful was his inspiration, so how could he not include nude statues of Aphrodite, Athena and other Greek goddesses to populate this landscape?

Not surprisingly, some guests did not appreciate their natural state, especially on Sundays. So on that day, cultures would collide. The compromise was to drape the Greek gals in Japanese kimonos. Who’s to say Hestia wouldn’t have sported one given the chance?

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