The founder of the Chrysler automobile empire purchased this 12-acre waterfront estate in 1923 from fashion mogul, Henri Willis Bendel. Chrysler named it "Forker House". He died here in 1940 at the age 65.
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Just one year later, the property was sold to the U.S. government's War Shipping Department and became known as "Wiley Hall" as part of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
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