The last remains of Barnum's mansions

The last remains of Barnum's mansions

There are 22 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 2, 2009, titled The last remains of Barnum's mansions. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Model of P.T. Barnum's "Iranistan" mansion, housed in the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport.

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geri hughes

San Francisco, CA

#24 Apr 21, 2009
I grew up in Lordship and remember the "Waldemere" house at #1 Pauline St. At that time (1950's) it was owned by a gracious lady by the name of Ella Fleck. She often invited us kids in on rainy days to tell us stories of African safaris from her 4 poster bed. We were allowed to go upstairs from the servants quarters or kitchen area by means of a spiral staircase. Not sure if she was related to Mr. Barnum but to this day there is a row boat behind the house on the beach that has "Phinius T." inscribed on it. I know that because 50 yrs. later I returned for a visit and walked the same walk as i did as a young girl. I never forgot that house or the kind woman in it.
Free Forever

Dallas, TX

#25 Jun 9, 2009
SadtoSay wrote:
It's a shame to see so much of Bridgeport's grand histroty destroyed by slums, drug lords, punks, and the scum that has taken over Bridgeport. No self respect. No values. It is terrible to watch what was a great city with great people and amazing history being overrun by crooked politicians and trashy people. You don't like my comments?
Then start fighting for your city and fix this mess! Have some pride and self-respect.
Connecticut Sam loves old mansions and get very upset when they are removed.

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