Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When 'Midland Farm' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'Midland Farm', the John F. Bermingham residence designed by James O'Connor in East Norwich c. 1923. Bermingham was a one time mayor of Muttontown and the president of a coal company. Click HERE to see 'Midland Farm' on google earth.



Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.

5 comments:

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Does anyone have insight about the mention "the original part of which was the old Toll House"? Re: cottage off Northern Blvd. Was 25A a toll road in the past?

Anonymous said...

I recently saw what is left of this great house and it is in a very sad state. The current owners have no understanding of what this style is all about and the surrounding landscape is an eyesore. Thank for circulating this brochure and all the others thus far....they are a great way to show how sensitively these houses sat in the landscape and gentle manner in which the immediate plantings were handled.

Anonymous said...

The home is now entirely renovated and is a modern masterpiece. It was in ruins. With an infestation of mold and asbestos. The current owners made it nice again.

Bluffton3 said...

I was in that house a lot during the late 60's and 70's when the Welch's owned it. The swimming pool was cast iron which I thought was odd. A long driveway from Northern Blvd. but thought it was 15 acres back then. Loved the ballroom, spiral staircase, lots of bedrooms and baths, butler's pantry, and huge kitchen. It had a 3 car garage with apartment over it which was rented out. Glad someone has restored it and it was a very special place.

Foxsong said...

The 'cottage at entrance' is now the Muttontown Unitarian fellowship.