Monday, March 5, 2012
A 1931 advertisement for 'Ivy Hall', originally the Ralph Julius Preston estate designed by Warren & Wetmore c. 1904 in Jericho. Preston, an attorney, was deputy Red Cross Commissioner for Europe during WWI. Preston's wife Elizabeth was the daughter of William Payne Thompson of 'Longfields' in Old Westbury. In 1906 the estate was sold to James Blackstone Taylor, brother of Talbot J. Taylor of 'Talbot House' in Cedarhurst. Taylor was a partner with his brother in Talbot J. Taylor & Co., partner with Taylor, Bates & Co., and president of Cove Neck Realty Corp. He was also president of Upressit Metal Cap Corp. and founder and president of Upressit Products Corp. In 1920 the estate was sold to Elbert H. Gary, a founder and chairman of the board of U.S. Steel Corp. 'Ivy Hall' was demolished c. 1950 but click HERE to see where it stood on google earth.