Friday, March 30, 2012
The Dr. Clarence C. Rice Estate
The Dr. Clarence C. Rice estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1899 in East Hampton. Rice, an ear, nose and throat specialist, practiced for fifty years and was connected to the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital where he was Professor of Diseases of the Nose and Throat and Emeritus Professor of Laryncology. He was the house doctor for the Metropolitan and Hammerstein Opera Houses and treated many notable singers. Some of his other notable patients included H.H. Rogers, Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed, Lillian Russell, Enrico Carsuo and Elsie de Wolfe. The house was later owned by D.W. McCord but burned in 1920. It sat on Hither Lane.