Monthly Archives: September 2009
Elm Park was one of the first Victorian great houses to be built. It was designed by architect Detlef Lienau for LeGrand Lockwood in 1868. In 1876, Charles D. Mathews bought the mansion and his family lived there until 1938 without making many changes to the beautiful interior spaces. Then the house came under the ownership of the City of Norwalk, and has withstood several attempts to tear it down. Today, it is known as the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, a National Historic Landmark, and it is receiving loving care.
The mansion may look familiar to you. It has been used in several movies such as The Stepford Wives and Dark Shadows.
For more photos you can visit my Flickr site.
Indian Neck Hall was built for “Commodore” Frederick Gilbert Bourne. Commodore Bourne hired architect Ernest Flagg to create this country estate and the Olmstead Brothers to design the landscape of more than 1000 acres. Built between 1897–1900 and then again between 1907–1908, the Federal Revival style mansion had 110 rooms when it was completed. In the past, it was also known as the La Salle Military Academy, today it is the Oakdale Campus of Saint John’s University.
Meadow Edge is the former Anson Hard Estate. It was built in 1905 by the architect Issac H. Green. It is Colonial Revival in style.
Today, the estate is home to the West Sayville Country Club at Charles R. Dominy County Park, as well as the Long Island Maritime Museum, and the Greenhouse Recreation Opportunities Workshop (G.R.O.W.) Sponsored by DDI, The Developmental Disabilities Institute.