'Black Point', the Henry Huddleston Rogers estate designed by Walker & Gillette between 1914-16 in Southampton, with landscaping by the Olmsted Brothers. Rogers, son of H.H. Rogers, a founder and long time president of Standard Oil, inherited a large fortune including sole ownership of the Virginia Railway Company upon his father's death in 1909. He was also involved in a number of other transportation companies. Rogers was in the New York National Guard and served with the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, receiving numerous awards for service. While in the Guard, he moved up in rank from second lieutenant to captain and was made colonel in command of the First Field Artillery in 1913 after he graduated from the School of Fire, United States Army, located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club and owned an electrically driven yacht named 'Fan-Kwai'. He died in 1935. Walker & Gillette won both the Architectural League and AIA's gold medal for Excellence in Residential Design for this commission. The house has since been demolished. Click HERE to see where 'Black Point' stood on google earth.
Pictures from Architectural Record, 1916.