Thursday, July 9, 2009
The Onderdonk Mansion
The residence of Horatio Gates Onderdonk and his wife Elizabeth, built c. 1836 in Manhasset. Onderdonk was a county judge for Kings County. When Levitt & Sons purchased a piece of the property to develop in 1933 into 'Strathmore at Manhasset' the house was used as their office. Upon completion of the development and the formation of a resident's association, they handed over the home to the Strathmore Association to be used as a community facility. Click HERE for a complete history on the Onderdonks. Click HERE to see the Onderdonk mansion on google earth.