Monday, January 11, 2010
'La Lanterne', the James B. Clews estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1929 in Brookville. Trumbauer copied 'La Lanterne' designed by Louis Le Vau in France almost to a tee (click HERE to see the French 'La Lanterne'). Clews was a senior partner at the brokerage firm of Henry Clews & Co. The central portion of the house was demolished c. 1952 and the two flanking wings were converted into private residences. Click HERE to see 'La Lanterne' on google earth.