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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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William Floyd Estate, Mastic NY

Front of William Floyd EstateOn May 29, 2008 I visited this wonderful estate for the first time. I was with a group of librarians from RASD, a division of the Suffolk County Library Association.

RASD Members walking to Floyd Estate

This home was built in 1718 and added onto many times over the years. This is one wing, visible from the back of the house, with many room additions made to it through the years.

Back View - many room add-ons visible

This is another wing, with many room additions visible. This wing is also off the rear of the house.

Back View- another wing of room add-ons

Revolutionary War general and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Floyd, was born in this house in 1734. The house remained in the Floyd family until 1976. For more house history see the National Park Service website.

Inside the Tool Shed

Back behind the Floyd Estate there are a number of farm accessory buildings. This is what the inside of the tool shed looks like. And this is the view from the door of the tool shed.

View thru tool shed door

This is what the inside of the ice house looked like.

Inside the Ice House

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