Monday, April 12, 2010
'The Braes', the Herbert Lee Pratt estate designed by James Brite of Brite & Bacon c. 1912 in Glen Cove. Pratt was the chairman of the board of Standard Oil of New York. In 1930 Herbert was charged $16,000 for having 240 cases of champagne (costing $25,000) smuggled into the country and sent to his home (which he was forced to surrender to the government). The house has been the Webb Institute for Naval Architecture since 1947. Click HERE for more on 'The Braes'. Click HERE to see 'The Braes' on google earth.