Monday, March 7, 2011
'The Point', originally built for John Alsop King, Jr. by Alexander Jackson Davis c. 1854 in Kings Point. The Village of Kings Point is named for King, who was also an attorney and NY State Senator. The estate was purchased c. 1900 by Richard N.L. Church (who gave it the name 'The Point'), partner in Church & Dwight Co., Inc., which made Arm & Hammer Baking Soda among other things. In 1951 the estate was sold to Herman Brickman, an attorney for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, who turned the property into his family compound. The 14 acre compound along with the A.J. Davis house and a number of additional buildings is for sale for $39,500,000, click HERE to see the listing on Coldwell Banker. Click HERE to see 'The Point' on google earth and HERE on bing.