Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Mrs. P.F. Collier Residence

The Mrs. Peter Fenelon Collier residence designed by Warren & Clark c. 1915 in Southampton. Collier was head of P.F. Collier & Son, publishers and was the editor of Collier's Weekly. The house was built to replace one that had burned in 1914. Collier died of a heart attack at the Riding Club in 1909 after he participated in a jumping contest. His son R.J. Collier would go on to run P.F. Collier & Son and died in 1918 with no children. Following R.J.'s death his will left the magazine to his friends Samuel Dunn, Harry Payne Whitney and Francis P. Garvan and was sold the following year. It is unknown if the house is extant.



Pictures from Architectural Record, 1916.

5 comments:

Emerson Antiques said...

Some very sweet details---the quirky little hall fireplace arrangement (appears false?), lovely pergola with bench...very Hollywood New England

The Down East Dilettante said...

In a completely unrelated story (the comment above is me in my other guise, forgot to change accounts), I saw the Times article about the restoration of the Planting Fields garden today. HOW, even when a state bureaucracy is involved, can a garden whose original hardscaping probably was finished in six months, in a time of hand labor, take EIGHT years to restore?

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Union labor and rules perhaps???

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Not a complete look at the book - at the bottom is a opportunity to read 104 pages digitally.

http://www.acanthuspress.com/ps-14-3-houses-of-the-hamptons-1880-1930.aspx

magnus said...

DED: I saw the same article and thought the same thing. The only thing more painful than reading about it was seeing it over the years. I visit Planting Fields often, and it was a truly demoralizing experience to view that wonderful garden fenced off for years on end with nothing in process but a huge crop of weeds and a large sign grandly announcing its imminent restoration.