Simmons’s most elaborate ironworks were created for homes in the celebrated Battery District near the harbor. Read the Entry »

Lacking much formal education, Simms was a voracious reader and an acute observer. From his reading and his travel he absorbed history as well as local legends and acquired material for the volumes he would later writ Read the Entry »

In the 1920s Simons and Lapham were busy with commissions for new houses and restorations, including thirteen houses in the elite neighborhood called Yeaman’s Hall. Read the Entry »

Interested in literary pursuits since girlhood, Simons began writing seriously while in college. Her primary love was poetry, with a focus on lyrical verse, sonnets, and nature poems. Read the Entry »