William Deering of the Deering Harvester Company, later the International Harvester Company. He was a partner, secretary, treasurer and director at the International Harvester Co. His son William Deering Howe resided at 'Highpool', also by Carrere & Hastings c. 1926 at the northern end of the property (now Long Island Lutheran High School). Howe's brother-in-law James Deering owned 'Vizcaya' in Miami. 'Linden Hill' burned down c. 1970 after becoming the Tam O'Shanter Club, click HERE to see on google earth. Click HERE to see the still extant outbuildings to the estate on bing which appear to be a separate residence. Click HERE to see a 1966 aerial shot of the property.