Prospective Buyer Looking to Restore Manor Inn Turrets
by Judy Silberstein
(April 16, 2003) In the 1890's the Larchmont Manor
Inn was topped with turrets, also known as "belvederes." These
disappeared in recent decades, during a period when the Inn's
owners were struggling with the cost of repairing various
aspects of the aging structure.
Now, Kevin and Beth Mullaney, prospective buyers of
the Inn have plans to restore at least some of the turrets.
focus is on the facade at the corner of Prospect and Magnolia
Avenues. Vintage post cards from a friend's
collection depict that part of the Inn, replete with ornate
turret, porches and balconies.
"My goal is to have what you see when we're finished look
exactly like it did in 1893 on that corner. That's where
significant architecture is," said Kevin Mullaney. This is
also the corner closest to their current home on 46 Magnolia
There's a lot of work to be done to complete the sale, including
appearances before the Planning Commission and other land
use boards, but Mullaney stressed that he is committed to
Inn. "There's a bit more process to go through than with
a normal house," he pointed out.