Caroline Rose Hunt, Texas Oil Heiress, Mother of the Crescent and the Mansion, dies at 95

Oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt, daughter of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt
Caroline Hunt at the Mansion on Turtle Creek at the entrance to the dining room in 2009 
(David Woo)

Oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt, daughter of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt and once the richest woman in America, died Tuesday night after suffering a stroke on Oct. 31.
The philanthropist, hotelier, author, world traveler, gourmet, entrepreneur, mother of five, grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 23 was 95.
“My mother changed the complexion of the city,” said her only daughter, Laurie Harrison. “She bought land in an area that nobody wanted to be in and created The Mansion on Turtle Creek. She took something that was historical and made it useful and beautiful. She took 13 acres that was a car lot and created The Crescent — one of the most beautiful Philip Johnson buildings in America.
“My mother lived three or four lifetimes in one. She was something else.”
Our condolences go out to her family. BWN
Read New York Times obituary ‘Caroline Rose Hunt, 95, Dies; Turned Inheritance Into Vast Wealth’
“Caroline Rose Hunt, the Texas oil heiress who quietly diversified her investments and became one of the nation’s wealthiest women in the 1980s after two billionaire brothers tried to corner the world’s silver market and lost fortunes when the price collapsed, died on Tuesday in Dallas. She was 95.”
 
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Caroline Rose Hunt, mother of the Crescent and the Mansion, dies at 95

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