Monday, December 23, 2013
Robert Winthrop (click HERE to see his mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery). R.D. Winthrop died in 1912 and the estate was inherited by his brother Beekman Winthrop as his son Robert Winthrop II was only 8 at the time. In 1932 at the age of 28 Robert Winthrop II built his own residence on the estate named 'Groton Place' designed by Henry Renwick Sedgwick. 'Groton Farms' was demolished c. 1948 but 'Groton Place' still stands as one of the last true estates left in Old Westbury. Click HERE to see 'Groton Place' on google earth and HERE on bing. For those interested in litigation, click HERE to read a New York Supreme Court decision in a fight between the contractor and owner.