Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Mrs. H.P. Booth Residence

The Angeline Rowan Booth residence in Great Neck.  Booth would go on to build 'Broadlawns', click HERE for more.  It is unknown if this house is extant.

1 comment:

The Down East Dilettante said...

It's pretty clear looking through the photographs in the Great Neck Library collection that 'Broadlawns' actually incorporates this very pleasant and commodious old house. One finds the evidence comparing various photographs of the two, including the porch with its turret reconstituted with classical details, and some identical features in the service wing. Always fascinating, to peel back the layers.

For those who don't wish to go through all the Booth pics, here is one of the same angle as the earlier view in today's post: http://www.longislandmemories.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15281coll9/id/375/rv/singleitem/rec/9

And here is a link to the full collection of photos:


And a postcard for sale on eBay:


And here is a book making the claim that Broadlawns was the model for Jay Gatsby's mansion. No doubt it was also designed by Stanford White also... :-)