Friday, October 23, 2009

G.V. Whitney's Art Studio from The Architectural Review


The following spread on Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's Delano & Aldrich designed art studio in Old Westbury is from a 1919 copy of The Architectural Review, via google books. Click the images to enlarge to full size.











4 comments:

Regina Joi Drucker said...

Thank you for the font of photos...this is always such a jewel to behold...wish it could be photographed in color and published in a limited edition to raise funds for a Charity in America...The Garden Conservancy?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Zach. I followed your link to the Google Books web page and they allow you to download a .PDF version of the entire January 1919 issue of The Architectural Review (for non-commercial use), since the copyright term has expired. An article on the George Brewster residence 'Fairleigh' is also in this issue. What a great resource for those of us intereste in architectural history! Thank you again.
- CDR from San Marino (formerly of NYC)

Anonymous said...

Bye the way, it was I who mentioned that the sign "Mr. F.P. Garvan, Roslyn House, Private, No Trespassing" read Mrs. F.P. Garvan. I am blown away that simple painted sign still exists. There was also a sign at the entrance to the Whitney property, adjacent to the Old Westbury Golf & Country club that read "G.M. Miller, Private" Thanks again Zach! -R.

Zach said...

R.-

Thanks so much for the memories. I would love to hear anything else you would care to share. You were living in Stone Arches at the very beginning it sounds like. I have family friends who were there then too, some of the stories I have heard made it sound like quite an odd place in the mid '70s.