Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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'.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Salem Howe Wales estate built c. 1880 and later enlarged by Carrere & Hastings in Southampton. Wales was a partner and managing editor of Scientific American magazine, president of the New York City's Park Commission and New York City's Dock Commission, and founder and trustee of the Hahnemann Hospital, the New York Homeopathic Medical College and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His daughter was married to Elihu Root who also had a residence by Carrere & Hastings nearby named 'Mayfair'. 'Ox Pasture' is no longer extant.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
HERE for more on 'Red Gables' pictured under the following owner, E.P. Morse. Photo from A History of Long Island, 1905.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Dr. Theodore Gaillard Thomas estate built c. 1877 in Southampton. Thomas was a surgeon at both the Woman's Hospital and Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University and the University of the City of New York and an author. 'The Dunes' was demolished around 1931. Photo from A History of Long Island, 1905.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
William Cooper Procter residence built c. 1910 in Amagansett. Procter, a grandson of William Procter and president of Procter & Gamble, was one of the founders of the Devon colony along with Richmond Levering of 'Devon' which sat next door. Click HERE to see the Procter residence on bing.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
HERE and HERE for more on 'Laurelton Hall'.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Louis J. Horowitz estate designed by Hunt & Hunt c. 1918 in Lattingtown. Click HERE for more on the Horowitz estate which was demolished in 1954. Photo from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, 1918.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
HERE and HERE for more on 'Oak Knoll'. The estate is still on the market for $12,800,000, click HERE to see the listing via Daniel Gale Sotheby's. Click HERE to see 'Oak Knoll' on bing.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
HERE and HERE for more on 'Elyria' and HERE to see the residence on bing. Photo from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, 1907.
Monday, October 6, 2014
HERE and HERE for more on 'Airdrie'. The residence and twenty acres are currently for sale for $10,995,000, click HERE to see the listing via Daniel Gale Sotheby's. Click HERE to see 'Airdrie' on bing.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
HERE for all previous posts on 'Pembroke'. Photo from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
HERE and HERE for more on the Rickert residence.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
HERE and HERE for more on 'Hempstead House'.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jay Freeborn Carlisle estate designed by Trowbridge & Ackerman c. 1917 in East Islip with landscaping by Vitale, Brinkerhoff and Geiffert. Carlisle was a partner with the brokerage firm of Carlisle, Mellick & Co., and was a member of the New York Stock Exchange since 1893. East Islip was also home to Carlisle's Wingan Kennels where he bred Labrador Retrievers and was considered one of the foremost breeders in the country. He was married to Mary Pinkerton, granddaughter of Allan Pinkerton. Carlisle died in 1937, the contents of the home went to auction in 1938 and 'Rosemary' was demolished in 1940.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
HERE for more on 'Meudon' and HERE for all previous posts on the estate. These photographs were taken during the last days of the house.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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
Monday, September 15, 2014
Cecil Burton Lyon was Ambassador to Chile and Sri Lanka. The home appears to have since been demolished.