Tuesday, May 24, 2011
'Blemton Manor', the August Belmont II estate built c. 1865 in Hempstead. Belmont was a partner in Belmont and Company and chairman of the board of the Interborough Rapid Transit Co. and the Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company. He was also the president of the Boston, Cape Cod, and New York Canal Co. August was the older brother of O.H.P. Belmont who resided at 'Brookholt'. The house has since been demolished but sat on Fulton Avenue where the Country Estates Apartments are today.