Thursday, October 4, 2012

The John Drew Residence

The John Drew residence designed by James Brown Lord c. 1900 in East Hampton.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Drew residence.


The Ancient said...

Off-topic --

In stock at Carnegie Hill Books:

Shodell, Elly, ed.
IN THE SERVICE: Workers on the Grand Estates of Long Island, 1890s-1940s
Port Washington, NY: Port Washington Public Library, 1991

Quarto. 66 pp; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. In the years between 1890 and 1940, Long Island was home to some of the wealthiest families in America. The Guggenheims, Belmonts, Vanderbilts, Goulds, Hearsts, Pratts, Coes, Phipps, Morgans, Whitneys and Mackeys were among those who had estates there. In order to maintain these vast properties and palatial homes, cadres of workers were recruited both locally and from abroad to fill jobs as butlers, chauffeurs, maids, cooks, dairymen, gardeners, valets and stablemen. In the Service brings the past to life with more than 80 contemporary and vintage photographs, as well as the narratives of the men and women who worked on the great estates.

Anonymous said...

I have this book....good read.

Old Grey Dog said...

I agree with Anonymous ~ very good contents and illustrations. Acquired a copy at Old Westbury Gardens a dozen, or more, years ago !