Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
Monday, December 17, 2012
'East Woods', the Henry Rogers Winthrop estate designed by d'Hauteville & Cooper c. 1910 in Woodbury with landscaping by Guy Lowell. Winthrop was a partner in the brokerage firm of Harris, Winthrop & Co. and later Winthrop, Mitchell & Co. and Winthrop, Whitehouse & Co. In 1910 he was elected the first president of the Piping Rock Club, a post which he held for 40 years. He was also a former president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. He retired to Sarasota, Florida in the late 1940s and died at the age of 82 in 1958. 'East Woods' has since been demolished. Click HERE to see his Manhattan residence at 120 East 78th Street which he sold in 1947. Photo from the Ryerson & Burnham Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago.