Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
Monday, October 29, 2012
'Red Gables', originally built by Josiah Lombard and Marshall Ayers, both of Lombard & Ayers & Co., petroleum refiners (later Tidewater Oil Co.). The residence was sold to Dr. Edward Lawrence Keyes in the 1890s and to Edward Phinley Morse in 1909. Morse, founder of Morse Dry Dock and Repair Co., Brooklyn, changed the name to 'Grey Gables' and in 1919 hired Frank Freeman to redesign the house, changing it from a shingled Queen Anne into an Italian Villa. Click HERE to see 'Grey Gables' on google earth and HERE on bing.
P.S. Hurricane Sandy...please do not destroy the north and south shores. Thank you.