Monday, May 23, 2011
'La Selva', the Henry Sanderson estate designed by Hunt & Hunt c. 1915 in Upper Brookville with landscaping by the Olmsted Brothers. Sanderson began his business career early, before the age of 22 (around 1890) he held the position of secretary of the Mount Morris Electric Light Company. Shortly thereafter he became secretary of the American Electric Light Company and the Yonkers Electric Light Company. Sanderson was considered one of the best in his fields of electric light and transportation. He later joined the New York Edison Company and was president of the New York Transportation Company, the Fifth Avenue Stage Company and the Metropolitan Express Company. In 1905 he co-founded the investment firm of Sanderson & Brown which he left in 1911 to join Charles D. Barney & Company. He was also the vice president of the American Automotive Club for many years. Sanderson died at age 66 in 1934 at his home in NYC. 'La Selva' is currently for sale for $9,999,000, click HERE to see the listing on Daniel Gale Sotheby's. Click HERE to see 'La Selva' on google earth and HERE on bing.