Monday, January 3, 2011
The A. Conger Goodyear Estate
The A. Conger Goodyear estate designed by Edward Durrell Stone c. 1938 in Old Westbury. Goodyear was a founder and first president of the Museum of Modern Art and had been chairman of the original organizing committee founded to establish the museum. Goodyear was also an avid collector of books, letters and eventually modern art. During WWI he became a colonel and during WWII he was named a Major General and was commander of the Second Brigade of New York. Later during WWII he was a military observer stationed on Okinawa. A war correspondent quoted in his obituary called him "probably the oldest American on Okinawa" and that "he is also having the best time". Conger was 67 at the time. Goodyear died at his home in Old Westbury at the age of 86 in 1964. Click HERE to see the A. Conger Goodyear estate on google earth and HERE on bing. The house is currently for sale for $4,900,000, click HERE to see the listing on Daniel Gale / Sotheby's.