Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Newbold Edgar Residence

The Newbold Edgar residence in Southampton with landscaping by Clarence Fowler.  The house sits at 309 South Main Street.

10 comments:

The Ancient said...

A few links --

http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0907/14/1_ad54676ef73a31fe7a23fe09b10ec384.jpg

(Another old view of the house.)
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http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50B15FD395517738DDDA90A94D9415B818DF1D3

(The mother's obit. A grand-daughter of Daniel Webster, she was also married to a grandson of Jerome Bonaparte. Very Palm Beach.)
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http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30714F6345412738DDDAF0994DD405B838CF1D3

(The NYC Police Department used to be a little different.)
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There may also be colorized pictures of the gardens. Can't seem to find them.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I have to lecture at a donor's luncheon at College of the Atlantic in a couple of hours. I was fairly pleased with my subject--sort of Down Easton Abbey, with tales of Servants behaving badly--until I read Ancient's last link. Any stories I had to tell pale by comparison.

Anonymous said...

"(The NYC Police Department used to be a little different.)"

Yes, and vividly costumed gentlemen can still be counted upon to decorate the streets of NYC. To this day, in fact.

http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/i/partypictures/07_19_12/IMG_5684.jpg

-F

Anonymous said...

"(Another old view of the house.)"

I'd love to see this additional view, I can't get the link to work for me though. This is a lovely house, interesting that it's unknown whether it still stands. Google street view may hold a clue or two. I shall return if I find anything...

-F

The Ancient said...

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/edgar-home-southampton-long-island-ny-1910c

A better link. Click to enlarge.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Is this it - http://binged.it/NAQkqj

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=4.01999649798938E-06&lat=40.8756363960831&lon=-72.388561631012&year=1954

The Ancient said...

HPHS 3:12 --

It's very similar. But if it's the same house, the protruding gable on the front behind the entry porch would have to have been removed, the chimney on the northeast wing somehow lost, and the old house behind it in the second picture I linked torn down.

All that's possible, I suppose.

HPHS 3:16 --

I can't get that page to load.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Never mind.

Sally Spanburgh said...

Wrong Newbold. This was Newbold and Agnes Edgar's house, not Newbold Leroy and Marie (Manice) Edgar's house. They were cousins. It's an easy mistake. Yes, the house still exists at 309 South Main Street.