Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Bronson Winthrop Estate

The Bronson Winthrop estate designed by Delano & Aldrich c. 1910 in Muttontown. This was Winthrop's second Delano & Aldrich house, the first being 'Muttontown Meadows' built c. 1903 next door. Winthrop was senior partner in the firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts. After receiving his law degree from Columbia in 1889 he joined the firm of Root, Howard, Stimson & Winthrop, of which Elihu Root was a partner. In 1901 Winthrop and future Secretary of War Henry Stimson broke off to form their own firm. He was also involved in philanthropy and was a member of the Charity Organization Society's Committee on Criminal Courts which helped establish a new Family Court separate from the existing criminal courts in NYC. He passed away in 1944 at the age of 80. Click HERE to see the Winthrop estate on google earth and HERE to see it on Bing.

Click below to see the Bronson Winthrop estate before the surrounding area was developed in a 1966 aerial shot. Pictures from American Country Homes of Today, 1915.


An Aesthete's Lament said...

Impressive. Very impressive. The garden front is quite stately. A trifle large but I'd be happy living there.

Turner Pack Rats said...

altho this is not my favorite style, at least this one has some variation in the projecting wings with the porches and the garden and fountain in between. also, i don't have to go to the basement to get a snack.