Beech Tree Lane
20 Beech Tree Lane
20 Beech Tree Lane was designed in 1927 by architect Electus D. Litchfield for Lockwood Barr, a Wall Street Journal Managing Editor. Barr served for many years as Pelham Manor Historian and achieved local fame when he authored The Ancient Town of Pelham, Pelham's first book about the town history. Once of Barr's favorite stories was the discovery, high in one of the oak trees on his property, a cannon ball fired during the Battle of Pell's Point in the Revolutionary War. This elegant home is a center hall Georgian Revival house with Federal Revival elements, including a prominent Palladian window and front door with side lights and fanlight transom. The main bay of the house is flanked by New England Revival and Dutch Colonial Revival style wings. In the back, are vestiges of a garden designed by the renowned landscape architect Loutrel Winslow Briggs (1893-1977). Briggs is widely noted as among the pioneers of American landscape design. Today, he is remembered for the more than one hundred gardens he designed within or near the National Historic District in Charleston, South Carolina.