10. The Clocktower Building Had Unique Uses

Winfield Hall clocktower
Photo courtesy of Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Company

The mansion’s auxiliary clocktower building adds another 15,000 square feet building to the historic estate. At its peak, the clocktower served as staff residences, office space, an 18-car garage, and even a laboratory where Reynolds wrap was invented. The Reynolds family owned the property after Woolworth’s death. However, when new owners redecorated the mansion, they placed a clothes and furnishings into the structure, which eventually rotted away.

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