Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Harbor Hill's Main Gate

The main gate to 'Harbor Hill', the Clarence Mackay estate designed by McKim, Mead & White c. 1900 in Roslyn.  Below is the gate as it looked in its day with the original clock attached in the center.

Notice below the shingles around where the clock would have been on the roof do not match the rest of the shingles as it looks today.  I wonder what ever happened to the clock.



2 comments:

kyle said...

If you use http://siris-archives.si.edu/ you can sometimes fond old or new pictures of the old mansions. It's a little hit and miss but i find it to be help. There are alot of pictures of Harbor Hill if you type in Clarence Mackay.

Mar gar et said...

That clock is at Neverland:

http://probinsyanachronicles.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/spl110674_001_full.jpg?w=490


Okay, just kidding..but after reading the MacKay family saga, coupled with Michael's life, I would believe it!