By Kelly Granite, a Doylestown local resident
I went to visit Oscar Hammerstein's house today and found out that they just got permission to turn it into a 4-lot subdivision. Here is my movie to try to save it. My goal is to spread the word to find a buyer for 2 Million to Save this house or help them turn it into a Museum. Right now it is Highland Farm Bed and Breakfast at 70 East Rd, Doylestown PA 18l901, the owner is Christine Cole.
"In 1941, Oscar Hammerstein II and his wife, Dorothy, came to Bucks County looking for a retreat from New York City. While driving up the hill to Highland Farm, Dorothy spotted a rainbow and sensed this would be a magical place for her professionally floundering husband and their family. The move proved immensely wise as the bucolic countryside truly inspired Mr. Hammerstein. Legend is told that he was so moved by the views of cattle and corn fields in the early morning that he was inspired to write, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” the opening song for Oklahoma!, on the front porch. Arguably, his most famous works were written while residing at Highland Farm including South Pacific, The King and I, Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music." ~ Highland Farm Bed and Breakfast
"Rodgers and Hammerstein" composed Sound of Music, The King and I, Carousel, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Cinderella, Flower Drum Song. Please save Oscar Hammerstein's House by purchasing it from owner Christine Cole or help turn it into a Museum.
Photo above is the owner: Christine Cole.