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On the first link to an earlier posting of 'Maxwelton' is a Bing link -- interesting comparison to this aerial photo.
Zach- as usual, great work."For sale at a fraction of its assessed value"- and in 1936 probably unsalable at any price.
Howard Maxwell, J.R.'s son, appears to have retained Maxwellton until his death in 1947, so I gather he found no takers.A small point of interest, Howard Maxwell's son, Howard Jr. was married to Edith Pratt McLane, a daughter of Herbert L. Pratt of The Braes.
Appears from Bing that the brick water tower and the cottage attached to the greenhouses have survived, but little else.
Gatehouse survives - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8764964&lon=-73.6504984&z=18&l=0&m=b&show=/14867052/Maxwelton-s-Gatehouse
On January 6th, 1950, the NY Times reported that Maxwellton had been badly damaged by fire. In residence at the time was Maxwell's daughter, Mrs. James Garfield (grand-daughter in law of President Garfield), five servants and eight dogs. A NY Times article on Nov. 11, 1962 about the subdivision of the Maxwell and neighboring Whitney properties mentioned that the Whitney house and its outbuildings had been demolished the previous year and that Maxwellton had been badly damaged by fire and had been torn down 10 years previously. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
And what should be inferred by the phrase - "well protected by most desirable neighbors"?
Well, I didn't move to the 'hood until 30 years after the ad, so they probably didn't mean me-
William Tubby had a more successful commission with the Lapham house in New Canaan which survives as does the property..see link p #61http://www.nps.gov/frla/upload/FA-Aiglon-Photograph-collection.pdfalsohttp://www.newcanaan.info/content/9492/9224/675/6496/default.aspx
W B Tubbs designed Waveny
conflicting sources as to whether William Tubby designed Wavenycan anyone enlighten?
As concluded in a previous post about Maxwelton, the ocean side wing possibly added when the house was remodeled survives and is incorporated into the house currently occupying the site.
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