Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
Monday, April 30, 2012
The James Byrne Estate
The James Byrne estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1906 in Oyster Bay. Byrne, an attorney, had been partner in the law firms of Carter, Hornblower & Byrne and Byrne, Cutcheon & Taylor. He established the Byrne Professorship of Administrative Law at Harvard University. The estate was sold to William R. Coe in 1913 but the house suffered a fire in 1918 and was ultimately demolished. Coe hired Walker & Gillette to build a replacement which can be seen HERE but some of the original outbuildings remain. Click HERE for more on the James Byrne estate. Click HERE to see Coe's 'Planting Fields' on google earth and HERE on bing.