Monday, April 2, 2012
'Winfield Hall', the Frank Winfield Woolworth estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1916 in Glen Cove. Woolworth was founder, president and chairman of the board of F.W. Woolworth Co., five and dime stores. Click HERE for more and HERE and HERE to see 'Winfield Hall' as it looked in 1947 during the ownership of Richard Reynolds (who purchased the estate in 1929). Reynolds converted the garage into a laboratory during WWII for use by his Reynolds Metals Company. In 1963 the estate was sold to the Grace Downs Model and Air Career School. Since 1975 the estate has been owned by Martin Carey, brother of New York Governor Hugh Carey. From 1980-1997 the home was leased by the Pall Corporation but has since returned to use as a private residence. Click HERE to see 'Winfield Hall' on google earth and HERE on bing. Click HERE to see Woolworth's namesake NYC building designed by Cass Gilbert c. 1913.