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Tour Historic Stone Home to Raise Money for Reynolds House in Somers

The Somers Land Trust will hold a fundraiser on April 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gerard Crane House, a stone house dating to the mid-19th century that was built by an early circus entrepreneur.

A Somers couple who lives in a historic stone home, that was built by an early circus entrepreneur, have offered to help the Somers Land Trust raise money for the rebuild of another historic home in the Angle Fly Preserve.

Catherine and Robert Beshar have offered their home, known as the Gerard Crane House that is located on Route 202, as part of a fundraiser. 

"They are very generous and community-minded people," chair of the event Denise Schirmer told Patch. 

The fundraiser, which will be held on April 21 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., will feature hors d'oeuves; guided tours of the house and a silent auction. It will benefit the Reynolds House project. To read more about the project, click here.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased from Schirmer at dschirmer@somerslandtrust.org.

The Greek Revival style Stone House was built in 1849 by Gerard Crane, a local circus entrepreneur who moved to Somers from his nearby hometown, North Salem, in 1823. Crane died in 1872 and since then the house and estate have remained a private residence. 

The Stone House, which sits on a 30-acre property, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To read more about the exterior and interior of the house, click here.

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