Friday, July 15, 2011
'Hedgewood', the Marshall Clifford Lefferts estate designed by Lord & Hewitt c. 1905 in Cedarhurst. Lefferts was for many years involved in the Celluloid Company, serving first as secretary and treasurer and later as president and chairman of the board. He was a well known collector of such things as Japanese armor and early works of Shakespeare. Lefferts was born on East 4th Street in NYC, a descendant of Jacobus Lefferts, one of the earliest Dutch settlers to the area. The house was demolished c. 1940. Photo from American Architect & Architecture, 1905.