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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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Sagtikos Manor – West Bay Shore, NY

On July 31, 2008 I visited Sagtikos Manor for the first time. What a lovely experience – knowledgeable volunteers, and a first class collection! The Manor house itself has been added on to, so it is an amalgamation of styles, but I would say it is Colonial and Dutch Colonial.

1902 Addition, 1697 House and 1772 Addition

1902 Addition, 1697 House and 1772 Addition

The Manor has 42 rooms inside and is so large on the outside, that I could not back up far enough to get the whole house in one picture. From where I was standing to take the above picture, I moved towards the front of the house.

1697 House and 1772 Addition

1697 House and 1772 Addition

This picture is of the 1697 House and 1772 Addition. The second staircase in the background leads to the 1902 Parlor Addition.

1902 Parlor Addition

1902 Parlor Addition

The tour of the Manor House started here. If there is such a thing as an architectural surprise, the Parlor behind this door is it.

1902 Addition - Side View

1902 Addition - Side View

There were two additions added to the Manor in 1902, one at each end of the house. Both were done by noted architect Issac Green. This is the larger of the two additions. The original 1697 house is around the corner and behind the tree on the Right side of the photo.

1902 Addition From Rear of property

1902 Addition From Rear of property

On the left hand side of this photo, in the background, you can also see the other 1902 Parlor Addition at the other of the house.

Back Side of Manor with Buttery

Back Side of Manor with Buttery

The Buttery dates to 1697 and has delft tiles on it . The tiles are from the first owner of the property, Stephanus Van Cortlandt, the first native born Mayor of New York City.

Buttery with Delft Tiles

Buttery with Delft Tiles

Also on the property, is a Stable and Caretaker’s Cottage.

Stable and Caretakers Cottage

Stable and Caretaker's Cottage

There is also a cemetery for the Thompson-Gardiner Family on the property.

Thompson-Gardiner Family Graveyard 1

Thompson-Gardiner Family Graveyard 1

Looking in another direction.

Thompson-Gardiner Family Graveyard 2

Thompson-Gardiner Family Graveyard 2

I loved the detail of the cemetery fence and gate……

Detail - Cemetery Fence and Gate

Detail - Cemetery Fence and Gate

Next to the Family Cemetery is the formal garden, which is walled and in ruins. There are only a few plants and sculptures left in the garden, but you can tell that it must have been beautiful in its day.

Garden Statue - Detail

Garden Statue - Detail

Not too far from this statue is the Potting Shed.

Potting Shed

Potting Shed

An empty niche in the formal, walled garden.

Empty Niche - Formal Walled Garden

Empty Niche - Formal Walled Garden

In the center of the Walled Garden is a Peacock Fountain. It is in the process of being restored – Its pieces were found scattered on the property.

Peacock Fountain

Peacock Fountain

It is said that the Family was very fond of Peacocks. It is a recurring decorative motif in the Manor House. Just outside the walled garden is an arbor.

Garden Arbor

Garden Arbor

The walled garden needs to be restored. There is only one rose bush left in it. This last picture gives one an idea of what could be here.

Looking Towards the Manor House from the Walled Garden

Looking Towards the Manor House from the Walled Garden

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