Elbridge Gerry Spaulding built this Victorian era Stick Style home about 1870 as his summer retreat on Grand Island. "River Lawn," as the estate was called, had a half mile of river front and encompassed 350 acres of broad woodlands and cultivated fields. It was in this setting that E. G. Spaulding indulged his hobby of raising some of the finest cattle in the nation.
Caption: Hon. E. G. Spaulding's Country Villa on Grand Island, in the Niagara River, eight miles from Buffalo and twelve miles from Niagara Galls, located between the pleasure grounds of the Falconwood Club and the Beaver Island Club. September, 1877.