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Yesterday I commented on how impressive this house must have been when seen coming out of the bank of trees along the road -- this is approximately the angle of that sight. If you didn't know it was a house you might think you were entering a small village.
The irony of that is that Morgan, Whitney and Winthrop combined to purchase what actually was a small village known as Wheatly that sat between Old Westbury and Brookville. The history of the Village of Wheatly was documented by Randall J. LeBoeuf Jr. who resided in 'Sycamore Farm', the old Post residence on the property of 'Wheatly' (and seen in yesterday's aerial in the lower left hand corner of the photo).When Old Westbury was incorporated in 1924 the population of the village was 364.
Does anybody know the approximate square footage of Wheatly? It was so enormous!
A beautiful view that shows how truly grounded to the site the complex was once the landscaping matured. Great new photo find. Archibuff
Equally gasp-worthy is this [from OLI archives] part of the approach: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6UvWcVlMD54/Tp__8QUSOaI/AAAAAAAAIQw/TQRM4ZIEUDc/s1600/Wheatly%2BEnlarged%2B6.jpg-Flo
If Wheatly were still intact...http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/garden/the-new-domestics.html?_r=0
"If Wheatly were still intact..."Alas, leave me the fantasy of Hudson and Mrs. Bridges, won't you [Carson and Mrs. Hughes to the youngsters].In either case, several of these will be necessary these days: http://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/business-standby-generators/commercial-series/150-kw-Flo
It is simple such that you can determine the Commonwealth isn't. Indeed this is fairly a preferred pastime.
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