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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Kensington, Great Neck
After a short period of this being an 'unknown', the always informative Bruce A. supplied the following: "It appears that Kensington was a "tony" development in Great Neck. The developer was one Charles E. Finlay and that his "estate" within Kensington was called "Bonnie Manse" the gardens of which are probably the subject of your second photo. My guess is your first photo is of the main gates of the development (it appears that there is a sidewalk within the gates)."
Sure enough, the barely visible name on the second photo is that of C.E. Finlay.