Thursday, March 4, 2010
'Crossroads' in 1925
I got an email from someone named Elizabeth in Bristol, U.K. who was looking for help in identifying this house. Her aunt had been a nanny in the U.S. in 1925 and had accumulated a variety of photos (including one of her with J.D. Rockefeller). She's not sure how these wound up with the rest of the photos (or who the people are in the photos themselves) but the house is William Russell Grace Jr.'s 'Crossroads' designed by James O'Connor c. 1919 in Old Westbury. The house looks in the best condition I've ever seen in these pictures.