Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The 'Old Cow Bay Manor House'
The 'Old Cow Bay Manor House', built c. 1673 by John Betts and Robert Hutchings, members of the Cow Neck homestead settlement in Port Washington. The property was later purchased by Oliver Baxter c. 1741 and was used to quarter Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War. In 1907, the architect Addison C. Mizner remodeled the house for himself and the pictures below show the work he did. According to SPLIA, Mizner found the house during a spring weekend in Port Washington. He moved the entrance to the rear to take advantage of the view of the Bay, then added an 18 foot wide private terrace surrounded by a stone wall. Click HERE to see the 'Old Cow Bay Manor House' on google earth.