Wednesday, September 23, 2009

When 'Ormston' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'Ormston', the John Edward Aldred estate in Lattingtown designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue between 1913-18. Henry W. Rowe designed the two gatehouses, outbuildings, stables, farm complex and bathhouse and the Olmsted Brothers were responsible for extensive landscaping. Aldred was the president of Baltimore Light & Power Co. and was involved with numerous other utility companies. In 1940 a financial setback forced Baltimore Light & Power to take over possession of the estate. Today it operates as the Saint Josaphat's Monastery. Click HERE to see 'Ormston' on google earth.

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