|Driving from Tompkins Avenue to the south, it emerges thru the trees|
|From the curb in front it looms large, filled with menace|
|Finally, pulling away towards Bay Street, looking back over your shoulder it towers above you|
The house is on Townsend Street, part of a once beautiful section of Clifton with many large, stately homes. They once existed in the shadow of the Vanderbilt estate.
|It was owned by someone named Farrington in 1874|
Today, like South Avenue in Mariners' Harbor, many of the larger homes have been demolished and replaced with rows of fairly ugly townhouses.