Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Westbury House Front Gate Then & Now

The front gate to Jay Phipps' 'Westbury House' in Old Westbury pictured in LIFE (sometime in the '50s I imagine) and below in 2008.


4 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

what happened?

Anonymous said...

What does the first commenter mean "what happened" the pictures of the gates before and after are identical. Except in the 1950's possibly the gilding had worn off and small posts have been added to keep the excessive traffic from hitting the gates.

Anonymous said...

one big thing that happened is that the trees grew about 20- 30 ft between the pics, not everyone has the money that BILTMORE has to replant trees ounce they get big - Kyle

Zach said...

I'll retake this photo in a few weeks once the trees have bloomed. The trees are certainly more encroaching now.