GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — In a story April 1 about U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. purchasing a home in western Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the story to the wrong news outlet. The story originated with the Berkshire Edge, not the Berkshire Eagle.
A corrected version of the story is below:
US Commerce Secretary buys home in Berkshires
A Trump administration cabinet member will be spending some time in the Berkshires
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A Trump administration cabinet member will be spending some time in the Berkshires.
The Berkshire Edge reports Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. has purchased a Revolutionary War era home on 18 acres in the western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington.
The property on Seekonk Cross Road was sold for $3.2 million, according to deed records. Built in 1780, the two-story single-family home has five bedrooms, a greenhouse and a pool.
Ross Jr. bought the house from Bobby Houston, an Academy Award-winning film director who has lived in the home since the mid-2000s.
Prior to becoming commerce chief, Ross. Jr. was known as the “King of Bankruptcy” for buying bankrupt companies.
Ross Jr. has other Massachusetts connections — he earned his Master’s of Business Administration at Harvard University