Thursday, September 18, 2014

'The Chimneys'

 'The Chimneys', the Bettie Fleischmann Holmes estate designed by Edgar Irving Williams c. 1929 in Sands Point.  Click HERE for more and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Photos from the Parke-Bernet Galleries Catalog, 1942.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The William W. Cocks Estate

The William Willets Cocks estate, a Quaker farmhouse built for his family c. 1805 and later enlarged for Cocks in Old Westbury.  His nickname was 'The Quaker Congressman' and he also served as Mayor of Old Westbury from 1924 (the year of incorporation) to 1932.  Click HERE for more on the Cocks estate and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

'Mayfair'

'Mayfair', the Elihu Root estate designed by Carrere & Hastings c. 1896 in Southampton.  Click HERE for more on 'Mayfair' and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

'Nearacre'

'Nearacre', the Edmund Burton Lyon estate designed by Dwight James Baum c. 1917 in Hempstead.  Lyon's son Cecil Burton Lyon was Ambassador to Chile and Sri Lanka.  The home appears to have since been demolished.


Photos from American Architect, 1922.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Jones Beach 1940

The West Bathhouse at Jones Beach in Wantagh pictured c. 1940.  Click HERE for more on Jones Beach (be sure to scroll past today's posting).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

'Woodland'

'Woodland', the Bradish Johnson Jr. estate designed by Isaac Henry Green II c. 1909 in Islip.  Johnson, a financier and member of Bradish Johnson & Co., originally purchased a house called 'Woodland' which sat on the site and subsequently burned in 1905.  'Woodland' was inherited by Johnson's son Aymar and in 1946 the house was sold to the Hewlett School of East Islip and later in 2006 to a developer who subdivided the property.  Click HERE to see 'Woodland' on bing.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

On the Grounds of 'Boscobel'

On the grounds of 'Boscobel', the Horatio Seymour Shonnard estate with enlargements by Donn Barber c. 1918 in Oyster Bay Cove.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Boscobel'.







Photos from American Architect, 1922.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Eugene A. Riotte Estate

The Eugene A. Riotte estate designed by Slee & Bryson c. 1920 in Manhasset.  Riotte was president of the Standard Motor Construction Company.  The residence has since been enlarged, click HERE to see it on bing.



Photos from American Architect, 1922.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

'Mallow'

 'Mallow', the Walter Farwell estate designed by William Welles Bosworth c. 1918 in Oyster Bay Cove.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Mallow' which is now the East Woods School.  Click HERE to see the residence on bing.




Photos from American Architect, 1922.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Broadlawns' Gardens

The gardens of 'Broadlawns', the Angeline Rowan Booth residence in Kings Point.  Click HERE for more on 'Broadlawns'.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

'Tenacre'

'Tenacre', the Joseph Palmer Knapp estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1920 in Southampton.  Knapp was a publisher, financier and philanthropist.  He was president of P.F. Collier & Sons, owner of Collier's Weekly, president of Knapp Securities Corp. and invented the six-cylinder printing press among other things.  Click HERE to see 'Tenacre' on bing and HERE for more.







Photos from American Architect, 1922.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

'Lenoir'

'Lenoir', the Rufus Lenoir Patterson estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1915 in Southampton. Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Lenoir'.  Click HERE to see the residence on bing.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

'Broadlawns'

'Broadlawns', the Angeline Rowan Booth residence in Kings Point.  Click HERE for more on 'Broadlawns'.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The C.P. Dittmann Residence

The Christian Philip Dittmann residence in Amityville.  Following Dittmann's death the residence was willed to the First United Methodist Church which sits next door.  Click HERE to see the Dittmann residence on bing.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Olga Petrova Residence

The Olga Petrova residence in Kings Point.  Petrova was an actress and playwright who purchased the residence from Sam H. Harris, theatre producer, in 1917 for $125,000.  The home was later owned by Walter P. Chrysler who gave it to his son.  It has since been demolished.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Henry A. James Residence

The Henry A. James residence in East Hampton.  James, an attorney, was one of the earliest summer residents of East Hampton.  He died at the home at the age of 75 in 1929.  In 1935 the residence was purchased by Juan Trippe who undertook extensive renovations.  Click HERE to see it as it looks today on bing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On the Grounds of 'Gracefield'

On the grounds of 'Gracefield', the William Russell Grace estate designed by James O'Connor c. 1909 in Great Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Gracefield'.

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the Grounds of 'Idlewilde'

On the grounds of 'Idlewilde', the Adolph Henry Alker estate in Great Neck.  Click HERE for more on 'Idlewilde' which has since been demolished.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

'Forker House'

'Forker House', originally the Henri Bendel estate designed by Henry Otis Chapman c. 1916 in Kings Point and later the Walter Chrysler residence.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Forker House'.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Ogden L. Mills Estate

The Ogden L. Mills estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1915 in Woodbury.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Mills estate which has since been demolished.  Photo from American Architect, 1927.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The V.G.F. Vanderbilt Estate

The Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1911 in Brookville.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the estate which has since been demolished.  Photo from American Architect, 1927.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

'Beacon Towers'

'Beacon Towers', originally the Mrs. O.H.P. Belmont estate designed by Richard Howland Hunt c. 1917 in Sands Point and pictured here in 1931 under subsequent owner William Randolph Hearst.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Beacon Towers'.  Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Meadowbrook Fox Hunt 1899

Somewhere in the middle of a fox hunt with the Meadowbrook Hunt Club in 1899.  Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

'Jericho Farm'

'Jericho Farm', the Middleton S. Burrill estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1906 in Jericho.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Jericho Farm'.  Photo from American Architect, 1927.

Monday, August 4, 2014

'Wheatly'

'Wheatly', the E.D. Morgan III estate designed by McKim, Mead & White between 1890-1900 in Old Westbury pictured in 1891 shortly after the main house was completed.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Wheatly'.  Photo from the Museum of the City of New York.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

'Old Acres'

'Old Acres', the Robert Bacon Sr. estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1907 in Old Westbury.  Click HERE for more on 'Old Acres' which has since been demolished.  Photo from American Architect, 1927.