Monday, August 17, 2009

When H.L. Batterman's Daughter's House Was For Sale

A brochure advertising the home of H.L. Batterman's daughter, designed by Chester A. Patterson in Matinecock c. 1927.



Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.

7 comments:

bwemerson said...

Wrong Batterman House. Batterman's own house was designed by Lindeberg. This one was designed by Chester A. Patterson, and built for Batterman's daughter in 1928. She never occupied this house, and it remained empty until 1958. It would be fascinating to know the whole story. (Sources for correction: The text of the brochure itself, and 'Long Island Country Houses'.)

Zach said...

Thank you for the correction, I was in a terrible rush this morning and opened the wrong folder.

Dan said...

I was wondering about that myself, as I recall Lindeberg's house for Batterman had a portico at the entrance. The Lindeberg designed house has been demolished, but this house is still standing.

Zach said...

You'd think I would have noticed an error like that, but well it's Monday so I have an excuse. I literally had one foot out the front door when I posted it.

Dan said...

Yes, Mondays are definitely a valid excuse. I have to say, I'm really enjoying seeing all these old sales brochures.

bwemerson said...

Boy, do I understand that running out the door on Monday part...

I'm really loving the old brochures, also. I'm near Bar Harbor, Maine, where there were also many vanished estates, and unfortunately, no one saved many of the brochures for those houses. I may yet, inspired by your own great blog, start one for the vanished Bar Harbor estates.

Anonymous said...

there is a great book called Lost Bar Harbor (which i'm sure bwe knows of) and the Bar Harbor library has much on the great estates but, like long island, they are still pulling them down re: the demise of the atwater kent house into a nursing home.