Click below to see 'The Cedars' intact and still standing in a 1953 aerial shot. Pictures from American Architect and Architecture, 1921.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
'The Cedars', the Harry Bellas Hess estate designed by Howells & Stokes c. 1914 in Huntington. Hess was president of the National Bellas Hess Company, a mail order business which made cloaks and suits. 'The Cedars' burned down in the 1950s and part of the Huntington High School was erected on the property. Hess died in 1960 at the age of 88, he had been living on his yacht, the Seer, for the previous four years before his death.