Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.937102&lon=-73.7249565&z=17&l=0&m=b&show=/21296687/Marleton-House-Orienta-Beach-ClubHouse pictured behind greenhouse still stands.
You are correct HPHS, good catch. Too bad the greenhouse didn't also survive.In the world of attaching a commercial purpose structure to a grand old house I think the Orienta Beach Club did a respectable job, at least from the air. A separate structure would have been even nicer.Since Zach didn't post today I'll assume he & Otto are off exploring niches & pedestals. I hope we see a photo (hint).
This doesn't count as a post? If only Otto were physically able to be exploring niches...though he is finally putting his leg down, albeit just for balance and not yet weight bearing. And the incision is almost entirely healed.http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6062/6117241769_ea7fd8fbbe_o.jpg
Looks like a post to me
Sigh, yes Zach & DED, there indeed is a new post today -- why I was thinking Zach posted yesterday & I was just now getting around to commenting I cannot explain. Now I think I'll go wander into a room & then wonder why I went in there.But I really do thank you, Zach for the update on & pic of Otto -- he looks much better.
Otto looks much better...so glad to see.A real, real shame about the greenhouse not surviving. I was at Coe Hall today, and still, even though I go there quite often, each time I find myself feeling so sad that many of the Conservatories and Greenhouses of these fine homes are lost forever, as with most all of the great gardens.
I've even found a way to link that photo of Otto to OLI...In the background you'll notice a small sign that says 'Ear Protection Area'. It came out of the old Newsday printing press building on Stewart Avenue in Garden City. It was the mid '90s, by the time I found the building the place had long ceased operations for Newsday and was a mausoleum for the giant printing presses that remained. There were rail tracks that led from the machines to the loading docks with bits of old newspapers scattered about. And there were a whole number of various rooms, all locked, one which I distinctly remember labeled 'Laser'. The place was huge, the room with the presses had a ceiling probably 25 feet high and a long row of massive silver and blue machines. It was quite an experience as a kid being able to spend time in that abandoned building. The entire complex of buildings was demolished 5 or 6 years ago and the lot is still vacant. The sign came off the wall in the main printing room and today sits next to my record player, a rather appropriate location.
I remember that building very well...I was never brave enought to venture in.
I should add that I was volunteering in a different part of the building for a few summers back then, hence my access.
Here's a link to the '66 aerial...the extension on the back was where the presses were (building in the center of the screen):http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=6.08103354006769E-6&lat=40.7306827724159&lon=-73.6131171929898&year=1966
I like the sign & agree that for some reason old, idled machinery has a fascination about it -- I suspect because we try to figure out: What did this do? Which way did it operate?" ... next to my record player ..." I can see vinyl so it must be true.
I've been made aware said printing presses had actually belonged to the Daily News and not Newsday. Now if only I could go 15 years into the past and let myself know.
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