On October 8, 2007 I visited this estate.
Clayton was originally built in 1904 by the architect Ogden Codman, Jr for Lloyd Bryce on land that was once owned by William Cullen Bryant. In 1917 the estate was purchased by Henry Clay Frick for his son, Childs Frick and his new wife, Frances. In 1919 the facade of the mansion was redesigned by architect Charles Carrick Allom in the Neo Georgian or Georgian Revival Style. Clayton is now the home of the Nassau County Museum of Art. It is one of my favorite mansions to visit on Long Island.
One of the reasons why I love to visit the grounds of this mansion is the roughly 45 contemporary sculptures that dot the landscape. Here is an example:
Sorry, I do not know the name or artist of the above sculpture. Here is another example:
Another reason why I love the grounds at this mansion is the restored formal garden.
The Boxwood Garden is one of the many rooms that comprise the formal garden.
In the garden is the most wonderful structure: the trellis.
On the grounds of Clayton is another structure: The Jerusha Dewey Cottage.