Click below to see 'Germelwyn' in a 1966 aerial shot.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
'Germelwyn' was built for Leonard J. Busby by C.P.H. Gilbert between 1896 and 1901 in Glen Cove. Busby was in the manufacturing business from Brooklyn and chose the 'North Country Colony', a wealthy development of country houses, to build his country home. C.P.H. Gilbert had designed numerous homes in the colony including Harvey Murdock's 'The Birches' and Frank Woolworth's 'Winfield Hall'. Busby's house is an unusual one, it is a combination of a variety of styles that all fell under the Colonial Revival tag. Today the house operates as the North Country Day School. Click HERE to see 'Germelwyn' on google earth.