Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The James R. Soley Estate
James Russell Soley estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1903 in the Shinnecock Hills in Southampton. Soley, an attorney, was an author and professor of history at the United States Naval Academy and served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1890-1893. He was later a partner in the firm of Tracy, Boardman & Soley. Soley and family were forced from the house in the middle of the night in August 1910 when a large fire broke out and quickly consumed the entire house. Photo from The American Architect, 1908.