Wednesday, May 5, 2010
One of H.P. Whitney's Residences
A residence belonging to Harry Payne Whitney designed by Charles Willing of Furness, Evans & Co., Architects in Glen Cove. While Whitney's main Long Island residence was in Old Westbury ('The Manse'), I'm not entirely sure what he used this one for. He did own a hydroplane motor boat that he used in the Sound off of Glen Cove. During one outing in 1912 the boat had a malfunction at a high speed and stopped short throwing Whitney and his passengers into the water. He was rescued by Alice DeLamar who happened to be in a boat nearby. If anyone knows anything else on this house please share.