It was demolished later in 2010; residential houses will replace the former school.
The house replaced an earlier rectory on the site that had been destroyed by fire in 1841.
This house replaced an older one at least going back as far as the 17th century.
The boarding houses replaced the stone 'bankers' at the turn of the century.
However, the Philips family first bought the estate in the 1680s, and the current house replaced an older construction.
The new presidential house replaced the old customs offices on January 19, 1885.
The house will replace a one-story structure that burned three years ago.
There is evidence that the house replaced an earlier mansion.
The new house replacing it, including the land, will be worth as much as $8 million when completed, he said.
"Suddenly the kids, a house and a job replaced something that had been transcendent."