Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon
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Date: July 2020
Duration: 8 hours 31 minutes
This is the story of Biltmore Estate's transformation from a financial drain for George Vanderbilt and his heirs -- banker David Rockefeller called it a'a white elephant' -- into an unparalled example of private preservation and the most important working asset of the western North Carolina travel industry. No one gave Biltmore's future a chance, but George Vanderbilt's grandson, William A. V. Cecil, persevered over thirty-five years, and his determination, creativity and vision produced an enterprise whose profits he used to preserve his patrimony.