Wednesday, March 4, 2015

'Thatch Meadow Farm'

'Thatch Meadow Farm', the George W. Bacon estate enlarged by Peabody, Wilson & Brown c. 1914 in St. James.  Click HERE and HERE for more and HERE for a brochure from when 'Thatch Meadow Farm' was for sale.  Click HERE to see the residence on bing.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'Wyndtryst' Gardens

In the gardens of 'Wyndtryst', the George Plympton estate built c. 1898 in Great Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Wyndtryst'.

Monday, March 2, 2015

'Northwood'

'Northwood', the Mortimer Schiff estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1905 in Oyster Bay.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Northwood'.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

'Haut Bois'

'Haut Bois', the Walter E. Maynard estate designed by Ogden Codman Jr. c. 1916 in Brookville with landscaping originally by Jacques Greber and Ellen Shipman.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Haut Bois'.  The house and 8 acres are currently for sale for $16,500,000, click HERE to see the listing via Daniel Gale Sotheby's.  Click HERE to see the estate on bing.

Photos from MLSLI.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Water Tower at 'Sunshine'

The water tower to 'Sunshine', the Henry B. Gilbert estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Click HERE for more on 'Sunshine'.

Monday, February 23, 2015

'Clench-Warton'

'Clench-Warton', the Henry Francis Cook estate designed by Montrose W. Morris c. 1891 in North Haven.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Clench-Warton' which is no longer standing.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Alexander C. Humphreys Estate

The Alexander C. Humphreys estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1899 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE for more on the residence which burned in 1916 and was replaced with the current 'Winfield Hall'.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'The Cove'

'The Cove', the Cord Meyer estate built c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Meyer was a director on a number of boards and a real estate developer.  Click HERE to see Meyer's son J. Edward Meyer's estate 'Rhada', also in Kings Point.  'The Cove' was demolished c. 1950.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

'Wyndtryst' Garden

In the garden of 'Wyndtryst', the George M. Plympton estate built c. 1898 in Great Neck.  Click HERE for more on 'Wyndtryst'.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

'The Dunes'

'The Dunes', the Frank B. Wiborg estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1895 in East Hampton.  Click HERE for more on 'The Dunes'.

Monday, February 9, 2015

'Sunshine'

'Sunshine', the Henry Bramhall Gilbert estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Sunshine'.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

'Asher House'

'Asher House', the Henry Asher Robbins estate built c. 1901 in Southampton.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Asher House' which is no longer extant.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

'Myhome'

'Myhome', the Francis S. Smithers residence in Glen Cove with landscaping by Ellen Biddle Shipman.  Click HERE for more on 'Myhome'.

Monday, February 2, 2015

'Hill House'

'Hill House', the Anton Gysberti Hodenpyl estate built c. 1900 in Mill Neck with landscaping by Ossian C. Simmonds.  Hodenpyl was a partner in the brokerage firm of King, Hodenpyl & Co. and Hodenpyl, Hardy & Co.  He was also president of the Commonwealth Power, Railway & Light Co., Michigan Light Co., Union Railway, Gas & Electric Co., and numerous other power and rail companies in the midwest.  Hodenpyl died in 1933 and his wife in 1935.  In 1938 the estate was sold to a William Simpson and 'Hill House' was demolished c. 1940.

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Aftermath at 'Winfield Hall'

Things look fairly grim for the western portion of 'Winfield Hall', the Frank W. Woolworth estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1916 in Glen Cove, which partially burned on Wednesday afternoon.  There is extensive interior damage, numerous broken windows and skylights and we're due for more snow on Monday.  Let's hope they can at least get all of the openings covered up by then.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Winfield Hall'.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

'Winfield Hall' Aflame

'Winfield Hall', the Frank W. Woolworth estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1916 in Glen Cove caught fire today under unknown circumstances.  Click HERE for the CBS News story on the fire.  Photo from HERE.

'Questover Lodge'

'Questover Lodge', the Frederick C. Truslow estate built sometime in the 1890s in Great River.  Truslow was general manager of Williamsburg Cork Works and son of James L. Truslow, cork importer.  'Questover Lodge' is no longer extant.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

'Broadlawns' Entrance

The entrance to 'Broadlawns', the Angeline Rowan Booth estate in Great Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Broadlawns'.

Monday, January 26, 2015

'The Monastery'

'The Monastery', the Mrs. Farquhar Ferguson estate designed by Allen W. Jackson c. 1908 in Huntington Bay.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'The Monastery' which has since been demolished.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Alexander C. Humphreys Estate

The Alexander C. Humphreys estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1899 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE for more on the Humphreys residence.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

'Udallia' Gardens

The gardens of 'Udallia', the Roswell Eldridge estate built c. 1910 in Great Neck.  Click HERE for more on 'Udallia' which has since been demolished.

Monday, January 19, 2015

'Bonnie Manse' Court

The court at 'Bonnie Manse', the Charles E. Finlay residence designed by Little & Brown in Great Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Bonnie Manse'.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

'The Braes'

'The Braes', the Herbert L. Pratt estate designed by James Brite c. 1912 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'The Braes'.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

'Killenworth'

'Killenworth', the George D. Pratt estate designed by Trowbridge & Ackerman c. 1913 in Glen Cove. Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Killenworth'.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Dr. P.B. Wyckoff Estate

The Dr. Peter Brown Wyckoff estate designed by Barney & Chapman c. 1900 in Southampton and pictured here as 'Wooldon Manor' under the subsequent ownership of Mrs. Jessie May Woolworth Donahue.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the estate.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

'Winfield Hall'

'Winfield Hall', the Frank W. Woolworth estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1916 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Winfield Hall'.  Click HERE to see the estate on bing.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Gardens of 'Nirvana'

The gardens of 'Nirvana', the William Gould Brokaw estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Great Neck.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Nirvana'.

Monday, January 5, 2015

'Black Point'

'Black Point', the Henry Huddleston Rogers estate designed by Walker & Gillette c. 1914 in Southampton.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Black Point' which has since been demolished.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Alexander C. Humphreys Estate

One more post before the end of the year.  The Alexander C. Humphreys estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1899 in Glen Cove.  The home is pictured here c. 1916 under the ownership of Frank Woolworth shortly before it burned down and was replaced with the current 'Winfield Hall'.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Humphreys estate.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Old Long Island Turns 7!

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the creation of Old Long Island.  After seven long years there have been 1,885 posts, close to 500 estates featured, tens of thousands of photos uploaded, over half a million visitors and almost 3.4 million page views.  When those metrics are adjusted for those who stuck around to have a closer look, about 250,000 people have spent an average of seven minutes on Old Long Island over the last seven years.  As always I promise to post new material for as long as I continue to uncover new material.  Thank you to all of you who help make this place possible, who send me emails or photos, stories or information or simply just leave a comment.  Old Long Island wouldn't have made it this far without your help.  Above, my dog Otto wondering why I'm taking his photo while he sits in a chair.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Meadow Brook Polo Fields

The polo fields of the Meadow Brook Polo Club in Westbury.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Meadow Brook Polo Club.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The E.E. Bartlett Residence

The Edward E. Bartlett residence designed by Hewitt & Bottomley c. 1915 in Amagansett.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Bartlett residence.  Click HERE to see the residence on bing.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Andelmans'

'Andelmans', the Joseph Fahys estate designed by Montrose W. Morris c. 1889 in North Haven.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Andelmans'.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jones Beach

A view of the East Bath House at Jones Beach built c. 1930 in Wantagh.  Click HERE for all previous posts on Jones Beach.

Monday, December 15, 2014

'The Dunes'

'The Dunes', the Frank Bestow Wiborg estate designed by Grosveor Atterbury c. 1895 in East Hampton.  Wiborg was a cofounder of the Ault & Wiborg Company, ink manufactures.  Click HERE for more on the property which sat in the area of current day Wiborg Beach.  'The Dunes' was demolished in 1941.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

'Andelmans'

'Andelmans', the Joseph Fahys estate designed by Montrose W. Morris c. 1889 in North Haven.  Click HERE for more on 'Andelmans' which has since been demolished.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'Meadow Farm' Farm Group

The farm group and garage to 'Meadow Farm', the Edward Lewis Young estate designed by Davis, McGrath & Kiessling c. 1918 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE for more on 'Meadow Farm' and HERE to see the farm group on bing.  Photo from the Yearbook of the Architectural League of New York, 1918.

Monday, December 8, 2014

'Albro House'

'Albro House', the Robert Lewis Burton estate built c. 1900 by Joseph H. Taft in Cedarhurst and pictured here under the ownership of Burton's brother John Howes Burton.  The brothers were partners in Burton Brothers, cotton manufacturers.  'Albro House' was demolished c. 1945.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

'Grove Point'

'Grove Point', the Samuel Vernon Mann estate in Kings Point with landscaping by Beatrix Jones Farrand.  Mann was a partner in the brokerage firm of Mann, Pell & Peake.  It appears the residence has since been demolished.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

'Fairleigh' Farm Group

The Alfred Hopkins designed farm group at 'Fairleigh', the George Brewster estate designed by Trowbridge & Livingston c. 1914 in Muttowntown.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Fairleigh'.  Photo from the Yearbook of the Architectural League of New York, 1916.

Monday, December 1, 2014

'Meadow Hall'

'Meadow Hall', the William Ayrault Hazard estate built c. 1910 in Cedarhurst.  Hazard was president of the Sterling Salt Company, the Michigan Salt Works and the Halite & Northern Railroad.  His 1922 NYTimes obituary states he was often referred to as "the greatest authority on polo in this country."  He was involved with the American Polo Association since it was founded in 1890 and served as Secretary-Treasurer and later Chairman.  Hazard also served as the president of the Rockaway Hunt Club and was a member of the Meadowbrook, Piping Rock, University, Racquet & Tennis, Turf & Field and New York Yacht clubs.  'Meadow Hall' was demolished c. 1950.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

'Applegreen'

'Applegreen', built for William C. Whitney as a wedding present to his son Harry Payne Whitney and his wife Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney by McKim, Mead & White c. 1902 in Old Westbury.  After W.C. Whitney's death in 1904 the couple moved into his residence 'The Manse', also by McKim, Mead & White and gave 'Applegreen' to his sister Dorothy and her husband Willard D. Straight who hired Delano & Aldrich to design alterations c. 1912.  Click HERE, HERE and HERE for more on 'Applegreen' which has been partially demolished.  Click HERE to see the residence on bing.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Robert A. Shaw Residence

The Robert A. Shaw residence designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1900 in Glen Cove.  The house has since been demolished.  Sketch from the Yearbook of the Architectural League of New York, 1903.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Charles G. Thompson Residence

The Charles G. Thompson residence originally built for Dr. James S. Satterwaite c. 1874 by Briggs & Corman in East Hampton with alterations c. 1894, possibly from plans by McKim, Mead & White (according to SPLIA).  It is unknown if the house is extant.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

'Martin Hall'

'Martin Hall', the James E. Martin estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Great Neck.  Click HERE for more on 'Martin Hall'.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Arthur B. Claflin Estate

The Arthur B. Claflin estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1898 in Southampton.  Click HERE and HERE for more and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'Talbot House' Garage

Talbot J. Taylor of 'Talbot House' in Cedarhurst pictured above in his new Mercedes in front of his residence and below, his newly built garage and machine shop.  The 1902 Mercedes had 40 horsepower and could run up to 70mph.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Talbot House'. 

Photos from Harper's Weekly, 1902.