John Bond Trevor, a successful Wall Street stockbroker, decided to build a summer home in Yonkers in 1876. He chose a site on the Hudson River, near his friend and business partner, John Boorman Colgate. The home was designed in the High Victorian Gothic style, which included many flamboyant elements.
This photograph of the exterior of the home ca. 1895 is a Bonnaudtype, which is a patented process for hand-coloring. Glenview had breathtaking views of the Hudson, but very little landscaping when it was first built. Over the years, extensive landscaping was added. Glenview remained in the Trevor family until 1922, when it was acquired by the City of Yonkers for a museum. It is currently part of the Hudson River Museum and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The photograph of Glenview’s parlor was taken ca. 1885. When a restoration of the mansion was undertaken in the late 1990s, this photo was used to recreate the original parlor.