Tuesday, June 22, 2010

'Mulberry Corner'

'Mulberry Corner', the residence of Lydig Hoyt, originally built c. 1735 and expanded for Hoyt by Delano & Aldrich c. 1922 in Woodbury. Hoyt was an attorney with the firm of Stewart & Schearer and later practiced with his cousin Francis Appleton. He was a 1906 graduate of Yale where he played football and was for a short while deputy police commissioner under Arthur Woods in NYC. Hoyt died in 1959 at his grandfather's home 'The Point', designed by Calvert Vaux c. 1855 in Staatsburg, NY (which is now owned by the State of NY). 'Mulberry Corner' was demolished sometime between 1953 and 1980 to be replaced by a shopping plaza but click HERE to see where it stood on google earth.

Pictures from American Architect & Architecture.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Tasteful, charming, understated. Hoyt's mother was one of the flamboyant beauties of her era. One could build a case that this is a reaction to the large life his mother led?

The Down East Dilettante said...

My bad. Was thinking entirely of someone else. Ignore above.

magnus said...

DED- you have me intrigued. of whom were you thinking?

Security word of the day: onepaw- nickname for an elderly, infirm letcher

The Down East Dilettante said...

Oh Magnus, my security word the other day was flatab, a nasty reminder that I've been ignoring the gym lately.

I was thinking of Rita Lydig...it was too early in the morning.

The Ancient said...

Re Mrs. Lydig Hoyt:

A peak in the NYT archives is, as always, immensely entertaining.

(The problem is that it's the Times -- and not the Herald-Tribune or its antecedents.)

Turner Pack Rats said...

if i was a tourist and came to maine to see this place, i'd say "isn't that quaint?"
ded - is that a jonathan fisher murak? (kidding!)

security word def - "trepal" - relationship of tarzan to jane