Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Court at 'Bonnie Manse'

The court at 'Bonnie Manse', the Charles E. Finlay estate designed by Little & Brown in Great Neck.  Finlay was one of the developers of Kensington.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Bonnie Manse'.

Postings are likely to be a bit spotty this summer... after 7.5 years I've finally run low on material and am a bit worn out...but shall persevere.  Check back often.

11 comments:

Unknown said...

Thanks for all you have done over the years. Incredible effort and thoroughly enjoyable. Not only your efforts but also many of the other knowledgeable people that have left comments.

Anonymous said...

Zach, I am so glad you are back from your vacation. We missed you.

You have the greatest historic website around. I love it.

Robert in Temple Terrace, Florida

Magnuspetrie said...

Ditto unknown and anon's comments Zach

chipon1 said...

you have done a wonderful job in every way imaginable. i especially appreciate how much you have broadened the boundaries of what great houses where built on Long Island. while was i already was aware via family history that was a mere primer compared to your work. take a good long break, you have earned , your site is more than good, it is the best

Anonymous said...

Agreed - I was reminded how much I enjoy your site when, each day these last couple of weeks, I'd clicked over only to find it hadn't been updated. Time to start reposting, or engage an intern!

In all seriousness, many thanks for putting together such a comprehensive collection.

Zach L. said...

Thank you all. And I suppose you could say everyone out there who reads this is an intern of sorts...so if anyone has anything worth posting that we haven't seen please don't hesitate to email me.

I've been sent lots in the past, much of which I have tried to post, but I have no doubt I have missed things. Going back through 2,000+ emails at this point is just too time consuming though.

One thing is certain...there are 1,946 posts as of today (July 7) and I will not stop until I get to at least 2,000.

Anonymous said...

From Ecuador your neighbor forever grateful your treasure trove. U now inducted Rock Star Hall of Fame! B

wooded bliss said...

Zach , your the best. I appreciate all your fine work.Thank You!!!

Anonymous said...

OLI is one of if not the best source for local architectural, societal and cultural history from the estate era of Long Island. It's value as an educational and preservation resource is unmatched. As we watch Long Island's continued urbanization and continued losses of important historical structures and landscapes, (i.e., Inisfada due to close minded North Hills village trustees, Dormer House due to fire, Winfield Hall due to perpetual neglect, Groomsbridge due to unchecked over development and the Main Maid Inn due to the inaction and weakness of the current Oyster Bay Town Board) OLI only becomes more valuable to future generations. archibuff

Anonymous said...

Please keep up the good work. Your posts are most well-informed and composed, and treasured by this reader.

Thank you.

Have a nice summer.

montana channing said...

zach is incredible. i have enjoyed and loved this site ever since i found it many years ago and the added icing on the eaves is the amount of expertise that comes out in the comments eg Half Pudding Half Sauce altho where his encyclopedic knowledge comes from i still haven't figured out. i say take a break but don't abandon the faithful altogether. we're rooting for you.