Mass. estate of Dow Jones magnate on sale for $55M

The waterfront side yard,at a historic mansion on the harbor in Cohasset, Mass. seen Tuesday, May 11, 2010, features a giant chess board, a pool and a stone pool house. For decades it was the New England oceanside playground of the Barrons and the Bancrofts, heirs to the Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal fortunes. The 20,000 square foot mansion, known as The Oaks, and surrounding properties including the quaint Cohasset Harbor Inn on the picturesque Cohasset waterfront are on the block. The asking price: $55 million. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

May 13, 2010 5:19:24 AM PDT
For decades, "The Oaks" was the oceanside playground of the Barrons and the Bancrofts, heirs to the Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal fortunes. On Wednesday, the 20,000-square-foot mansion with 45 rooms and surrounding properties will go on sale with an asking price of $55 million.

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