Wednesday, October 21, 2009

When 'The Shelter' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'The Shelter', originally built for Levi Candee Weir c. 1905 and called 'The Hedges' in Lattingtown. Weir was a director at numerous railroad companies and banks throughout the country. The house eventually passed to Edward Reilly Stettinius Sr. and Jr., who gave it the name of 'The Shelter'. The house has since been demolished but sat on what is today Shelter Lane, click HERE to see where the house stood on google earth.

Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.


Anonymous said...

so what did this one in since it looks like nothing was built where it stood - taxes, greed or taxes and greed>

Anonymous said...

I believe this house was built on the site sometime in the 1950's
Looks like the retaining wall in the picture is from the grass terrace at the original house. The out buildings and structure labled "NYRMAH COTTAGE" looks as though they are still standing.
I live in Nashville Tn, and have never stepped foot on Long Island. but as a fan of old houses in the northeast, this blog is an important part of my morning. Thanks for all your hard is appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Nyrmah Cottage, Gardener's Cottage and the garage survive.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Side note of history - The home was the setting of Juan Trippe of PanAm fame and his marriage to the daughter of Stettinius.