Monthly Archives: September 2008

Nemours Mansion – Wilmington, Delaware

On September 16, 2008 I visited this beautiful estate, that once belonged to Alfred I. DuPont.

Nemours Mansion

Nemours Mansion

Formal Gardens

Formal Gardens

Maze Garden

Maze Garden

Box Turtle Pond

Box Turtle Pond

Box Turtle Fountain

Box Turtle Fountain

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The Manor of St. George, Mastic NY

I visited this house on September 5, 2008. It was the third time I had tried to visit this house. There is no official web site for the estate, and posted hours on third party web sites were incorrect. Make the trip – it is worth it.

Manor of St. George

Manor of St. George

Above is a view of the North side of the Manor house. The smaller section of the manor, visible here, was the original house. Below, is a view of the South side of the Manor, with the sleeping porch clearly visible.

South Side of Manor House

South Side of Manor House

The Union Jack proudly flies at the Manor.

Union Jack Flying at the Manor

Union Jack Flying at the Manor

Flag Pole Plaque

Flag Pole Plaque

View of Great South Bay

View of Great South Bay

The cannons below, actually are standing on the site of the original Revolutionary fort. Why these cannons, from the War of 1812, are on this site, was never made clear to me…

Cannons from the War of 1812

Cannons from the War of 1812

A distant view of the family plot.

Family Cemetery

Family Cemetery

Out Buildings of the Manor

Out Buildings of the Manor

There are many accessory buildings, or out buildings to the Manor, I took pictures of a few of them.

More Outbuildings on the Manor Grounds

More Outbuildings on the Manor Grounds

Ice House

Ice House

I thought the carving, on top of the Ice House, was interesting……

Carving on Ice House

Carving on Ice House

This siding completely covered on of the out buildings. I wondered if it was the original “aluminum siding,” or if this was recycled from an interior ceiling at some point…. I loved the pattern in the late afternoon sun.

Detail of Siding on one of the Outbuildings

Detail of Siding on one of the Outbuildings

This is one of two stockades on the grounds.

The Stockade

The Stockade

This bell is interesting…..

Manor Bell

Manor Bell

Another View of the Bay

Another View of the Bay

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