Wednesday, February 10, 2010

'Mayhasit'

'Mayhasit', the Francis Lyman Hine estate designed by Walker & Gillette c. 1915 in Glen Cove. The Olmsted Brothers did the landscaping between 1915-1923. Hine was the former President of the First National Bank of New York and later the Chairman of the Executive Committee. His 1927 obituary says that Hine "for years had been one of the most powerful leaders in Wall Street. His personal fortune has been estimated at $50,000,000". He was on the board of at least a dozen other prominent companies and a member of many social clubs including Piping Rock, Creek, Union League, Metropolitan, Racquet and Tennis and India House. The house passed through a series of owners following Hine's death including the Fidel School but was stripped of much of it's exterior and converted into apartments when the rest of the estate was developed in 1986. Click HERE to see where the remains of 'Mayhasit' stand on google earth.








Click below to see 'Mayhasit' intact and still standing in a 1966 aerial shot. Pictures from Architectural Record, 1918.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

it amazes me when you look at the then/now maps and see the current development from the air ...... you can surely see just how poor a job has been done on all fronts in the use of the land, the planning for traffic, the general abuse of these wonderful old houses and outbuildings, all in the name of "progress"

Anonymous said...

Very interesting floor plan. I love houses where one doesnt really know the whole story at first glance of the facade...this house is one of those. Very few owners are big enough to give up the effect of a big facade reveal. Thank you for unearthing this curious gem.

Anonymous said...

it appears that if they left anything in the interior that the fireplaces must all be not functional as the present version has no chimneys. what intrigued me in the first pic is that monster chimney in the background. must have served multiple or one mother of a fireplace. still an impressive place even in its dotage.
PACK RATS - TURNER, MAINE

Anonymous said...

Heading east on Lattingtown road, past Mayhasit, The Geddes estate and just before Bogheid, there is an old estate I used to play in as a child that is now some sort of Indian Church. Do you know the history of that estate?

Zach said...

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