Has another Rooney put down roots on island?
Buyer’s name on deed for 239 Emerald Lane matches that of Steelers founder’s grandson.
Agrandson of the late Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney appears to have paid more than $5 million for a home on the North End of Palm Beach, a town where the Rooney family has deep roots.
Attorney Timothy J. Rooney Jr., who helps run his family’s Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway in New York, is most likely the buyer who recently paid $5.4 million for a house at 239 Emerald Lane, according to the deed recorded at the Palm Beach County Clerk’s office. Rooney’s name matches the buyer’s on the document.
Rooney’s father is Art Rooney’s son, Timothy J. Rooney Sr., who is president of the casino and for several decades has shared a home in Palm Beach with his wife, June. Rooney Sr.’s brother, Arthur J. Rooney Jr., and his wife, Kathleen, known as Kay, also have a home in Palm Beach. The Rooney family’s business interests include ownership of the Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach.
The seller of the five-bedroom house on Emerald Way was Whitney George, who acted as trustee of the Mallory Descendants’ Trust, based in Darien, Connecticut, according to the deed recorded in early June. The house had been in the Mallory family since 1999, when stock and securities brokerage executive T. Downs Mallory and his wife, Barbara, paid $1.75 million for it, property records show.
With 7,233 square feet of living space, inside and out, the house was built in 1950, property records show. Its layout includes a library and an updated kitchen off the great room, which overlooks the pool area. That’s