Taylor Swift’s Beverly Hills mansion recently got historical landmark certification, and now her great-great-grandfather’s house is getting historic designation as well. It appears ambition runs in the family: the relative on Taylor's father’s side, Charles Carmine Antonio Baldi, was an Italian immigrant entrepreneur and community leader who opened a slew of businesses in Philadelphia in the 1800s.
He founded his own coal yard, opened an insurance and real estate business, organized a savings-and-loan bank, operated the city’s only Italian daily newspaper and started the C.C.A. Baldi Funeral Home. Baldi’s Green Street home in Manayunk was officially registered with the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Taylor’s Beverly Hills estate was approved as a landmark back in April. The home was previously owned by famed Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn. Stars like Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin and Clark Gable reportedly partied there back in the day.