Wednesday, January 23, 2013

'The Chimneys'

'The Chimneys', the Bettie Fleischmann Holmes estate designed by Edgar Irving Williams c. 1929 in Sands Point.  Holmes was the widow of Dr. Christian R. Holmes and herself was a board member of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Society and the Metropolitan Opera.  Since 1954 the house has functioned as the Sands Point Community Synagogue.  Click HERE to see 'The Chimneys' on google earth and HERE on bing.  This aerial is part of SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie collection and was taken between 1932-1934.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

referencing Bing maps the ill placed additions have destroyed the beauty of the original building and its setting