Wednesday, August 11, 2010
'Eastfair' Front Gate
The front gate to 'Eastfair', the Sherman Mills Fairchild estate designed by Forster & Gallimore c. 1930 in Lloyd Harbor. Fairchild was founder and chairman of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Company and invented the flash camera with powered magnesium. He also developed an aerial camera and started an aerial survey company in 1924. Though that business soon failed it led Fairchild to develop airplanes suited for mapmaking and charting. He was also a director at IBM (where his father was a founder) and his obituary states that he was reputed to be the single biggest shareholder in the company. He passed away at the age of 74 in 1971. Click HERE to see 'Eastfair' on google earth and HERE on bing.