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Xanadu (Varadero, Cuba : Estate)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Irénée du Pont photographs

Accession: 1986-252

Irénée du Pont (1876-1963) was a chemical engineer. He began work for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in 1903 in the Construction Division of the Black Powder Operating Department. After holding several positions within the company he went on to be the president of the DuPont Company. He served in this capacity from 1919 until 1926. The collection consists of photographs related to Irénée du Pont's family, personal interests, and involvement with organizations such as the Delaware Safety Council.

Dates: circa 1860-1960

Irénée du Pont's Cuban estate "Xanadu" photographs

Accession: 1998-231

Xanadu was the name of the opulent Cuban estate of Irenee du Pont (1876-1963). He bought land on the Hicacos Peninsula of Cuba to build the four-story estate. This collection consists of photographs of the exterior and interior of the home near Varadero, Cuba.

Dates: circa 1930; 1997

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Du Pont family -- Homes and haunts 1
Wilmington, Del. 1