Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Winfield Hall 1925 Partition Sale

Frank W. Woolworth died in 1919 but his Glen Cove estate 'Winfield Hall' by C.P.H. Gilbert remained in the family until it was put up for auction in 1925.  Following is the partition sale brochure for the event (click to enlarge pages).  A very big thank you to 'HalfPuddingHalfSauce' for sharing this with us!


StuccoHouse said...

Wow, very interesting to read! My great uncle lived in the garage while he worked for the Reynolds.

Anonymous said...

Great that you posted this. I toured the house seven years ago and was saddened to see all of the third and most of the second floor had been renovated by a commercial tenant beyond recognition. I think the Napoleonic master bath was still intact on the second floor but what a shame so much historic plasterwork and Louis XV and Louis XVI style bedroom suites were destroyed. The first floor is still magnificent, though, and that entrance hall is probably the most dramatic in the country outside of Newport's Marble House. I just hope someone buys and restores Winfield Hall soon before it ends up like Whitemarsh Hall in Elkins Park, PA. It is such a national treasure.

Anonymous said...

I attended Grace Downs School in 1965-1966. I am returning fot a visit in July. Wish I could find out how to see the inside again! Any info would be appreciated. Thanks