Friday, September 16, 2011
'Hilaire', originally the George Ernest Fahys estate designed by James O'Connor c. 1910 in Matinecock, with landscaping by the Olmsted Brothers. Fahys was the president of Fahys Watch Case Co. and Alvin Silver Co., both of Sag Harbor. He was also a mayor of Matinecock. The estate was later owned by Dr. John Adolf Vietor who renamed the place 'Cherrywood' and hired Ferruccio Vitale to design additional landscaping. Vietor was a surgeon and professor of anatomy at Columbia University. The home was demolished c. 1980. Click HERE to see the still extant O'Connor designed playhouse on google earth and HERE on bing. Photo from Selections From the Work of James O'Connor.