Tuesday, October 27, 2009

'Spring Hill'

'Spring Hill', originally the William L. Stow estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1903 in Old Westbury and later owned for many years by Henry Carnegie Phipps.  Click HERE for more on 'Spring Hill'.

Click below to see 'Spring Hill' intact and still standing in a 1966 aerial.



Anonymous said...

Excellent find! These photos really illustrate what a grand Beaux-Arts design Pope created at Spring Hill. It's such a shame this lovely home is gone...
- CDR from San Marino (formerly of NYC)

Karena said...

Oh my, when I saw that garden wall I had to come and see the estate! Fabulous property!

Art by Karena

Toni said...

When I was a little girl of about 8 or 9, my dad, to make extra money for his large family (there were 7 of us children)worked weekends doing odds and ends, at Phipp's Estate. I never knew what the place looked like...until now. Oh, if only I had the interest in these old mansions then, as I have now. I can't imagine what went through my father's mind, an immigrant from Italy, working at such an extravagant palace.One thing I will always remember: he always said how good they treated him.

Anonymous said...

I lived on the Phipps Estate from age 5 to age 20. It kills me to see this Beautiful estate sold to developers. My heart aches.