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Idle Hour: An Exhibit of Historic Photographs

Idle Hour: An Exhibit of Historic Photographs

An exhibit I am curating which will be on display March 14, 2013 to June 16, 2013 at the Islip Art Museum.

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March 3, 2013 · 3:11 pm

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

Please visit my other Website  for more information and photos of
Indian Neck Hall on the South Shore History Site.  You can also visit my Flickr site.

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Idle Hour, Oakdale, NY

This beautiful mansion is now the home of Dowling College.  It was built for William K Vanderbilt I and designed by Richard Howland Hunt  between 1900-1904.  This is the second mansion on this site.  The first Mansion burnt down in 1899.

Idle Hour Front Entrance

Idle Hour Front Entrance

Lighting Fixture

Lighting Fixture

North Side of Idle Hour

North Side of Idle Hour

The mansion is now known as Fortunoff Hall.

Please visit my other Website  for more information and photos of
Idle Hour on the South Shore History Site.  You can also visit my Flickr site.

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Westbrook, Great River NY

I visited this beautiful Great River, NY estate on May 21, 2009.  The house and grounds are now known as the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.  The house was designed by the architect Charles C. Haight in 1887.  It is Tudor in style.  I have written and posted pictures about this estate extensively on my Long Island South Shore History Wiki Westbrook Page.  I hope you will visit that page, in the mean time, perhaps I can tempt you with just a few pictures here.

Westbrook from the River

Westbrook from the River

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Detail of Westbrook Roof

Detail of Westbrook Roof

Westbrook Porch with Wisteria

Westbrook Porch with Wisteria

To see more of my photos from Westbrook, visit my Flikr site.

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