Sunday, August 17, 2008

'Planting Fields' Detail

These faces appear on the courtyard side of the house at William R. Coe's estate 'Planting Fields' in Oyster Bay. Apparently the faces are supposed to represent people who worked at the estate in Coe's time. Below you will notice the face in the center has a hat and goggles on, and to me he looks like he would have been the chauffeur.

1 comment:

lil' gay boy said...

Excellent site, Zach!

According to one of the docents at Coe Hall, it is indeed the head of the Coe's chauffeur, who would drive the family's car out to their Wyoming ranch (all 200,00 acres!) in advance of their arrival.