Saturday, February 11, 2012
'Drybrook', the Truman Handy Newberry estate designed by Trowbridge & Ackerman c. 1914 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, with landscaping by William Pitkin Jr. Newberry was a businessman, Secretary of the Navy (1908-1909) and U.S. Senator from Michigan (1919-1922). In 1921 he was convicted under the Federal Corrupt Policies Act though the conviction was later overturned by the Supreme Court. He was offered to return to the Senate but ultimately resigned. 'Drybrook' was listed No. 8 on Henry Saylor's Twelve Best Country Houses in America from Country Life, 1916. The home has since been demolished.