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Chestnut Lodge

Chestnut Lodge is the private psychiatric hospital in suburban Washington to which Phil Graham is twice committed.

Glen Welby

Glen Welby is the 350-acre, heavily wooded summer and weekend getaway property the Grahams purchase for $87,500 in 1950 in secluded Marshall, Virginia. The Civil War-era home, expanded just before the Crash of 1929, requires repairs, restoration and furnishing, all of which fall on Kay's shoulders. Glen Welby is the site of most of the family's good times but also the venue for Phil's bloody suicide in 1962. For the children's sake, Kay refurbishes Glen Welby, and there she often entertains world leaders during her years as publisher of the Post.

Mt. Kisco, New York

The Meyers' lavish summer home, Mt. Kisco, is in Westchester County, New York. Eugene purchases it while still a bachelor and expands and enhances it over the years. Kay loves the place but remains forever somehow...

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