Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Hilaire'

'Hilaire', the George E. Fahys estate designed by James O'Connor c. 1910 in Matinecock.  Fahys was president of Joseph Fahys & Co. and the Alvin Silver Company of Sag Harbor.  He was also a founder of the Piping Rock Club which sat across the street from 'Hilaire'.  At age 89 he shot and killed himself in the lavatory of his study.  Click HERE for more on 'Hilaire' which has since been demolished.  Photo from Examples of Work by Lewis & Valentine, 1916.

9 comments:

The Ancient said...

Is there a problem with the wikimap's placement of Hilaire?

Zach said...

How so?

magnus said...

Zach- have you ever seen photos of the first Hilaire, apparently a CPH Gilbert confection in North Country Colony, demolished in the early 1950's?

Zach said...

magnus...

Indeed I have...and I will post them tomorrow!

The Ancient said...

Zach --

Were all three Hilaire's built in more or less the same place? If so, aren't the sports complex and the garage awfully far away?

Zach said...

The first Hilaire was in Glen Cove. The second, the one featured here... was on the western side of Piping Rock Road I assume sandwiched in between the garage and sports complex. The third was on the eastern side of Piping Rock Road and I believe is extant.

I unfortunately don't know the precise location on No. 2 relative to the outbuildings.

The Ancient said...

http://www.oldlongisland.com/2011/01/hilaire-cottage.html

The first Hilaire.

Note the very useful comments from magnus.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

wikimapia has historicaerial link showing house still standing.

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8602068&lon=-73.5943222&z=16&l=0&m=b&show=/4071297/Hilaire-Cherrywood-Sports-Complex

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

"Hilaire" the Third - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8561455&lon=-73.5902238&z=18&l=0&m=b&show=/3706535/Hilaire