There was once a spring-fed swimming pool and, nearby, there was an outside bar. There are plans to eventually renovate the pool area. On the tour, I spotted a long long inside the pool and perched on top were several frogs.
A statue of an Indian cupid, located on the lawn behind the pool, still remains.
This is where she used to put seeds for the birds. Underneath the round top is a well.
Vincent and Eugen used to love to have lunch at a table set up under this tree.
This is a picture of a photo showing Edna St. Vincent Millay. It hangs on a wall in one of the buildings on the tour.
The poet was the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. She and her husband loved to entertain and had friends visiting and even living with them for extended periods of time.
Unfortunately, Vincent had a traumatic death when she fell down a flight of stairs in the house where she lived and broke her neck. Her body was found on the stair landing. Admittedly, it was a strange feeling walking up and down that same set of stairs on the tour.
The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society, dedicated to preserving the home and legacy of the poet, is constantly renovating and seeking funds to completely restore the home and property. To completely restore the home and gardens to the way they were will cost a minumum of $3 million. It's a very worthy cause.
If assisting historical restoration projects is something you like to do, there is a website for Steepletop. Address of the home and grounds is 436 East Hill Road, Austerlitz, NY 12017.
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