Monday, April 28, 2014


'Windbreak', the Josiah Copley Thaw estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1911 in Southampton with landscaping by Beatrix Jones Farrand.  Thaw, son of William Thaw, was a director of the Pennsylvania Railroad and brother of Harry K. Thaw, murderer of Stanford White.  The house, which sat on Gin Lane, was destroyed in the 1938 Hurricane (a cruel bit of irony for a house named Windbreak).


Kellsboro Jack said...

"cruel bit of irony for a house named Windbreak" - Zing!

From the wiki page for brother Harry K. it indicated post trial he lived on the North Shore and was involved in some foray with movies. Any idea where he resided?

wooded bliss said...

interesting post.