Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Wall at 'Spring Hill'

What's left of the garden wall at 'Spring Hill', the Henry Carnegie Phipps estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1903 for William L. Stow in Old Westbury.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Spring Hill'.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still crumbling away, neglected and deteriorated, under the watchful eye of the "preservation minded" John Kean Construction. archibuff

Anonymous said...

Off topic but relative to the continued destruction of historic properties on Long Island. archi

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Southampton-Village-Surrounding-Areas/132108/Bouwerie-Mansion-Meets-The-Wrecking-Ball

The Down East Dilettante said...

I never thought I'd utter a sentence in defense (sort of) of a developer, but here goes. It's too easy to blame the developer for the condition of the wall. The facts are that the wall has not been kept up since the Phipps family tore down the main house years ago. One only has to look up Zach's pictures from earlier years to verify this. One may wish they'd do more to stablize it, but it was already an expensive to repair wreck when Kean bought it.

Marc Sell said...

Zach glad to see your Long Island posts are becoming more and more frequent again. I think the original point was that Kean was supposed to restore the wall as far back as 2008, in fact Zach pointed that out in an earlier post and obviously nothing has happened except demolition by neglect, a common development tool and clearly underway here.