Here's a fun factoid to stump friends and colleagues with on this fine Saint Patrick's Day. There were two home elevators installed in the Biltmore House, home of the Vanderbilt family in Asheville, North Carolina. One was a freight elevator used by the staff of the Biltmore estate and the other was a passenger elevator used for the vertical passage of the Vanderbilt family and their esteemed guests.
The home elevators in the Biltmore Estate were purchased in 1895 by the first and then only home elevator company. Click here for a view of both home elevators as they can be seen today.