This site chronicles my visits to historic houses – mostly houses on Long Island, NY, but I will include interesting houses that I encounter on trips off Long Island.  I am a librarian at Dowling College, where I am the curator of the Long Island South Shore History project. (LISSHistory.dowling.edu) All photos have been taken by me.

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  1. Wow, this is great.
    I am a FAN of the Gold Coast “Lore & Legend”.
    I tried to start a conservancy to save the architecture.

    I have had no luck. It is a shame to all to let this History perish, with out doing anything to save it.

    Thank You, for a wonderful insight into these mythic places.

  2. I love your site. Keep it up !

  3. Annmarie (Sayville)

    Wonderful website! I loved looking at all of your pictures. Keep up the great work. I’ll be back!

  4. Great blog. Loved looking at your photos. Stunning historic homes.

  5. Thank you so much for your site – I grew up in Locust Valley and in high school, worked for a specialty grocer, Brigati’s in Glen Cove, that served many of the estates on the North Shore. My mother worked at Mill Neck Manor when it was the Lutheran School for the Deaf. Your photographs are wonderful – I will be back!

  6. Lennart Elgaard

    Absolutely amazing collection of historic homes listed here!! I thought I had a pretty vast knowledge of the significant estates, especially in the tri state area, but your collection is truly amazing. It’s great to see that the homes I visited some twenty-five years ago are still standing when you visited them. All of the homes I visited were captured on film and I haven’t had the chance to go back with my digital SLR, but now I don’t have to because you did such an amazing job capturing the beauty of these historic properties.

    I also haven’t had the opportunity to view your entire collection yet, so if you haven’t added Skylands Manor in Ringwood, NJ then be sure to add it to your bucket list of destinations. There are actually 3-4 significant properties in the immediate area including Ringwood Manor and another brick mansion across the road from Ringwood manor and at the bottom of the hill to Skylands Manor that are worth visiting.

    Anyway, Skylands was my favorite destination because of the architectural style and combining that with the grounds surrounding the mansion in my mind created the perfect country estate. Here’s a link to their website: http://www.njbg.org/skylandsmanor.shtml

    Thanks for sharing. A terrific collection!

  7. Met Dale after i was his neighbor in 1968 , I used to be nine with the time and he was bigger than everyday living.He would let me hang out in his garage at his household when he was functioning on his corvettes (one race one custom streetcar) he also raced ossa and pentons in neighborhood enduros.I’ve considering that owned several of those people early bikes inc ducati and bmw…huge influence,super dude!!!

  8. Kaitlin

    I’m recently engaged and am on the hunt for a non cookie cutter wedding at a historical venue on Long Island. I love your blog and would love to speak with you about any places you would recommend. My email is Kaitlin.Burden@gmail.com

    Please send me an email if you have a moment. Thank you!

  9. Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about About | Historic Houses .

  10. Amazing chronicle of your visits! Thank you!

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  12. This is truly an amazing site – My husband is Thomas L. Leeming III and we are interested in getting information on his great gradfather’s home in Glen Cove that was called Germelwyn. He is also interested in pictures of his home as a boy in Sands Point – can you help?

  13. Susan

    You have the wrong house as 711 w. Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701, which is my house and I can send you a photo if you like.

  14. You can try Orin Finkle at http://www.HouseHistorian.com. Hope that helps you! Good luck.

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