Episode 1.1: The Breakers, Part I

In our inaugural episode, Deb and Mindy take a deep dive into the history of the original Breakers mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, home of tobacco scion and thoroughbred horse enthusiast and all-around snob Pierre Lorillard IV.
Spoilers– the house dies in the end.

Images:

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The original Olde English-style Breakers (source: Wikipedia)

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Pierre “Ugh, Plebs” Lorillard IV (source: Wikipedia)

Sources below

NYTimes Article

NYTimes Article

The Breakers