Wednesday, March 28, 2012
'Fairlawn', the Theodore Frelinghuysen Jackson residence built c. 1902 in Westhampton Beach. Jackson, an attorney, studied law in Manhasset under Judge Horatio Onderdonk. He was president of the Union Ferry Co. of Brooklyn and the New York and East River Ferry Co. Jackson was also Brooklyn City Comptroller from 1889-1891. He died in 1913 at the age of 83. 'Fairlawn' was demolished in a controlled fire set by the Westhampton Fire Department on behalf of the home's final owner, Henry L. O'Brien (thanks to Anne Surchin, co-author of Houses of the Hamptons, for that last bit of info).