Thursday, August 7, 2008

Raynham Hall

'Raynham Hall' was enlarged c. 1740 for Samuel Townsend, in Oyster Bay.  It was later the home of Robert Townsend, a spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War.  From 1778-1779, the home was the British army headquarters of Lt. Gen. John Graves Simcoe.  Click HERE to see 'Raynham Hall' on google earth.

1 comment:

Elegant Bohemian said...

My grandmother was a child in this house at the turn of the century and spoke of it's beauty. These pictures are incredible. Thanks