Helen Gould's great-granddaughter

Elizabeth Burr is a great-granddaughter of Helen Gould Shepard and a Westchester County native. Burr grew up visiting Lyndhurst when it was in a much-deteriorated state and remembers the magic of coming to see a castle in a ruined landscape as a child.  Burr has spent her adult life exploring a commitment to social justice and has an interest in the restorative impact of the landscape.  Here, Burr reflects on the importance of the landscape to her.


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