Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Barton Gubelmann's Newport Estate, "Starboard House"
Barton "Glamma" Gubelmann, the Conservative, imperious, queen of Palm Beach society, who never had a problem swearing in front of company, spent her summers at her Newport palace, "Starboard House". To get their, Barton traveled by plane (in first-class of course), even buying tickets for her dogs, who sat next to her. She was followed by her secretary in a mercedes and he was followed by a large trailer, filled with Barton's clothing, jewels and her secretary's computer. Barton was famous for playing croquet, eventually being inducted into the hall of fame. "Starboard House" is still standing and was sold recently by Barton's heirs.