Monthly Archives: July 2008

Sagamore Hill – Oyster Bay Cove, NY

Sagamore Hill served as the Summer White House from 1902 to 1909. It is the only home Theodore Roosevelt ever owned. I visited the Queen Anne style house on July 26, 2008 – It had been many years since my last visit.

Sagamore Hill Entrance

Sagamore Hill Entrance

The interior of the house is fairly dark now, partly because of its furnishings and partly because the trees have grown so tall……

Sagamore Hill - Front View

Sagamore Hill – Front View

Sagamore Hill - Back View

Sagamore Hill – Back View

The house has some exterior decoration, but it is restrained – especially for a Queen Anne Style house.

Brick Work Detail 1st Floor

Brick Work Detail 1st Floor

North Wing Presidential Seal

North Wing Presidential Seal

Front Porch Column - Base Detail

Front Porch Column – Base Detail

I thought the ornamentation on the front porch columns was interesting – very masculine.

Ice House & Roof Line - Sagamore Hill

Ice House & Roof Line – Sagamore Hill

Windmill Water Pump

Windmill Water Pump

The windmill powered a water pump- to get running water to the third floor of the house.

Windmill - Detail

Windmill – Detail

Also on the grounds of Sagamore Hill is another home, Old Orchard House, built by Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1938.

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Deepwells Farm – Saint James, NY

On July 19, 2008 I visited the Suffolk County owned Deepwells Farm for the first time. The estate was built in 1845 and was renovated in 1924 as a Greek Revival Style home. The farm is open for special events, on this day a craft fair was going on.

Front Entrance of Deepwells

Front Entrance of Deepwells

The house with a view of the water tower. The estate was named for two 125 foot deep wells on the property.

Deepwells with Water Tower

Deepwells with Water Tower

A side view of the house with the servant’s wing clearly visible in the rear of the picture.

Side View of Deepwells with Servants wing visible in the Rear

Side View of Deepwells with Servant's wing visible in the Rear

The rear entrance and garden.

Back Door and Garden

Back Door and Garden

The house is mostly empty on the inside, very few furnishings, but the rooms are generally in good shape- much restoration work has been done to the house.

Second Floor Hall

Second Floor Hall

Dining Room Fireplace

Dining Room Fireplace

Dining Room Fireplace

I can’t remember which room this fireplace was in….

Fireplace in Deepwells

Fireplace in Deepwells

The Cupola on top of Deepwells.

Deepwells Cupola

Deepwells Cupola

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Millionaire’s Row – Williamsport, PA

On July 10, 2008 I visited Williamsport, PA. In addition to currently being the home of the Little League World Series, Williamsport was, in the 1880’s, home to more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in the United States. These homes and churches were built by lumber barons. Today there are limited trolley tours of the area, but I reached the town just after they ended. So I walked around and took these pictures. All of the homes shown in this post are privately owned.

Eutermarks - Harrar House 1 - 915 West Fourth Street

Eutermarks - Harrar House 1 - 915 West Fourth Street

Greek Revival House - Millionaires Row

Greek Revival House - Millionaire's Row

Hiram Rhoads House 7 - 522 West Fourth Street

Hiram Rhoads House 7 - 522 West Fourth Street

William V. Emery House 2 - 535 West Fourth Street

William V. Emery House 2 - 535 West Fourth Street

Smith-Ulman House 2 - 634 West Fourth Street

Smith-Ulman House 2 - 634 West Fourth Street

E. A. Rowley House 3 - 707 West Fourth Street

E. A. Rowley House 3 - 707 West Fourth Street

629 West Fourth Street 3

629 West Fourth Street 3

Elias Deemer House - 711 West Fourth Street

Elias Deemer House - 711 West Fourth Street

Annunciation Catholic Church 2 - 700 West Fourth Street

Annunciation Catholic Church 2 - 700 West Fourth Street

First Baptist Church - 420 West Fourth Street

First Baptist Church - 420 West Fourth Street

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Eagle’s Nest – Vanderbilt Museum Historic House and Planetarium, Centerport, NY

I visited this house on July 3, 2008. I feel as if I grew up here – I used to work in the Planetarium here. It has been approximately 20 years since my last visit. I was disappointed by the state of dis-repair found in the mansion and surrounding estate.

Entrance to Eagles Nest

Entrance to Eagle’s Nest Courtyard.

Clock Tower from Courtyard

Clock Tower from inside Courtyard.

Eagle\'s Nest Living Room Wing from Courtyard

Living Room Wing from Courtyard

Original Wing from Courtyard

Original Wing from Courtyard

Memorial Wing from Courtyard

Memorial Wing from Courtyard

Harbor View Through Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from Balcony inside Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from inside balcony of Courtyard Gate

Boxwoog garden, view from inside Courtyard Gate balcony (looking down)

Boxwood Garden from Courtyard Gate balcony (looking down)

Swimming Pool Complex from Covered Patio

Swimming Pool Complex from Covered Patio Terrace

Pond on Terrace Outside Covered Patio

Pond on Terrace outside covered patio

Sundial on Original Wing

Sundial on Original Wing

Garden Gate in Sundial Garden

Garden Gate in Sundial Garden

Living Room Wing from Sundial Garden

Living Room Wing from Sundial Garden

Carriage House

Eagle’s Nest Carriage House

Marine Museum (behind Carriage House)

Marine Museum behind Carriage House

Boat House

Eagle’s Nest Boat House

Power House

Eagle’s Nest Power House

Vanderbilt Planetarium (Site of former Tennis Courts)

Vanderbilt Planetarium – Site of former Tennis Courts

Rose Garden Outside of Planetarium

Rose Garden Outside of Planetarium

Columns in Rose Garden

Columns Inside Rose Garden

Planter Near Rose Garden

Planter near Rose Garden

Columns Between Mansion and Planetarium

Columns Between Mansion and Planetarium

One of a Pair of Eagles from the Original Grand Central Station

One of a Pair of Eagles from the Original Grand Central Station – Just inside the front Gate of the Estate

Estate Gate - Originally from Idle Hour

Estate Gate – Originally from Idle Hour

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