Sweetbriar Mansion

Sweetbriar MansionBuilt in 1797, Sweetbriar Mansion is a Federal-style house that was the residence of U.S. Representative and Senator Samuel Breck. The large porch visible in this postcard view was a later addition and removed during a 1927 restoration.


Miramar, CaliforniaAn early view of Miramar, a neighborhood that is today a part of San Diego, California. The area was once part of Scripps Ranch where Edward W. Scripps had built a home in the 1890s. He named that home, wait for it… Miramar.

The A. T. Lloyd Estate

A.T. Lloyd Estate, DallasSadly I wasn’t able to learn much about A. T. Lloyd, but many references were found to his estate in the Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas. Built in 1915, this six acre residence was designed for Mr. Lloyd and his wife Rose by architect Herbert Greene and purchased for $22,500, a record price for Dallas real estate.

Raton Tunnel

Raton TunnelTraversing Colfax County, New Mexico and Las Animas County, Colorado, Raton Pass is a mountain pass that was used by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. This Fred Harvey postcard has this description on the reverse:

Raton Tunnel, the highest point on the Santa Fe. Altitude 7,622 feet. The Tunnel at Raton Pass is fifteen miles beyond Trinidad. The Santa Fe has recently completed a secon Tunnel considerably below the original Tunnel.