Sunday, November 8, 2009

When 'Many Gables' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'Many Gables', the Eugene S. Kienle Sr. estate designed by William H. Gompert in 1921 in Kings Point. Kienle was founder and president of Kienle & Co., a manufacturing company based out of Brooklyn. Gompert was a very early graduate of the Pratt Institute and onetime president of the Brooklyn chapter of the AIA, and also served as Architect and Superintendent of School Buildings for NYC's Board of Education (1923-1927), designing more than 170 schools. Click HERE to see 'Many Gables' on google earth.

Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.


Anonymous said...

Most interesting part of the brochure is the description of Kings Point as "highly restricted and protected" which was of course, the euphemism of the day for "white,gentiles only."


Mike F said...

You have much interesting stuff here to show. Keep up the good work! :)

Do you have more estate floor plans to add to the site also?