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Harley Procter, of Procter & Gamble, built the Gateways Inn, originally named Orleton, in 1912. Mr. Procter had purchased the land from the Lenox Club at the cost of one dollar. Like many mansions or “cottages” of the era, the Orleton estate was built in grand style, and for the sole purpose of vacationing and entertaining. It is said that Mr. Procter wanted the mansion to be rectangular and white, as was his company’s famous product: the Ivory Soap Bar and was based on the designs of McKim, Mead and White, the renowned New York architects.

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