Monthly Archives: September 2009

Meadow Croft, Sayville NY

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Meadow Croft on the South Shore History Site.  You can also visit my Flickr site.

 

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Elm Park, Norwalk CT

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.

Elm Park

Elm Park

The mansion may look familiar to you.  It has been used in several movies such as The Stepford Wives and Dark Shadows.

Roof Line Detail

Roof Line Detail

Another View of the Mansion

Another View of the Mansion

View 3 of Mansion

View 3 of Mansion

Front Entrance Elm Park

Front Entrance Elm Park

Weather Vane

Weather Vane

Gate House

Gate House - Elm Park

Coach House - Elm Park

Coach House - Elm Park

Interior - Green House - Elm Park

Interior - Green House - Elm Park

Rotunda Sky Light

Rotunda Sky Light

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Timber Point, Great River NY

Timber Point was built as a working farm for William L. Breeze in 1882. The architect of the original building is not known at this time, but it was Queen Anne in Style. In 1905, Timber Point was sold to Julian T. Davies. Mr Davies hired the architects Hart and Shape to alter the house and create the Colonial Revival Style structure we see today. Today, it is part of Suffolk County Parks and it’s grounds are used as a golf course.
Timber Point

Timber Point

Interior - Great Hall

Interior - Great Hall

Beech Tree at Entrance to Timber Point

Beech Tree at Entrance to Timber Point

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Timber Point on the South Shore History Site.  You can also visit my Flickr site.

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Indian Neck Hall, Oakdale NY

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.

Indian Neck Hall

Indian Neck Hall

Looking Towards the Tower

Looking Towards the Tower

Detail View - Front Gates

Detail View - Front Gates

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Indian Neck Hall on the South Shore History Site.  You can also visit my Flickr site.

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Meadow Edge, West Sayville, NY

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.

Meadow Edge Estate

Meadow Edge Estate

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.

Carriage House

Carriage House

Main Gate House

Main Gate House

Side Gate House

Side Gate House

Greenhouses at Meadow Edge

Greenhouses at Meadow Edge

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Meadow Edge on the South Shore History Site.  You can also visit my Flickr site.

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