Fading Glory of Long Island's Gold Coast Caught in Pictures
Photos: James Robertson/Pbase At the turn of the last century, Long Island's Gold Coast was the most fashionable escape for America's wealthiest citizens. The Vanderbilts, Astors, Pratts, and...
The Manse / William Collins Whitney Estate
An aerial view of William Collins Whitney's 'The Manse' by McKim, Mead & White in Old Westbury. This view gives you an idea of how immense this house was. Click HERE for more on 'The Manse'.
Mansions of the Gilded Age including Newport, Gold Coast, New York
Gatsby style: Pictures of the famous mansions of the Gilded Age and Jazz Age, including Newport, Rhode Island, and the Gold Coast on Long Island, New York
'Dunstable', the Winslow Shelby Pierce II estate designed by Babb, Cook & Willard c. 1903 in Bayville. Pierce, an attorney, began his career at Dillon & Swayne and was counsel for Jay Gould during the establishment of Gould's Southwest railways. He undertook the reorganization of the Union Pacific Railway Company in 1895 which he completed in 3 years. In 1902 he created the law firm of Pierce & Greer with partner Lawrence Greer. Throughout his life he was at various times general counsel and…
'Matinecock Point' Aerial
A 1934 aerial of 'Matinecock Point', the J.P. Morgan Jr. estate designed by Christopher Grant LaFarge c. 1913 on East Island in Glen Cove. Click HERE for more on 'Matinecock Point'.
"Meudon" The William Dameron Guthrie Estate, Lattingtown, N. Y.
Mr. Guthrie's mother's family lived at Meudon near Paris in the XVIII century, and the name of her father's country place in Ireland wa...
The gatehouses to Oak Point, Mona's Bayville estate. The trees had grown sufficiently by Evan's time as to practically envelope the houses, where various caretakers and maids lived. Both were torn down to make way for the odious development built there in the seventies. Those houses all cost over a million dollars today. Evan well remembered the crushing depression he felt walking around the property as they were being built. All good things must come to an end.
Frazier History Museum dedicates exhibit to the Magnificent Mona Bismarck - Louisville Future
Kentuckian Mona Bismarck was the Kim Kardashian of her day. She was a socialite, fashion icon and philanthropist and was the first American to be named "The Best Dressed Woman in the World."
North Shore Long Island: Country Houses 1890-1950-
Eagle's Nest | Centerport, Long Island, NY. Conceived (1910) as modest bachelor's getaway, William K. Vanderbilt's summer estate grew to include 43-acres of rolling hills and a 24-room Spanish Revival mansion, unique in the region. Note: the 11-hole golf course; a round salt water pool, near the shoreline right; and a boat house and dock, shoreline left. Further left, not pictured, was a huge concrete seaplane hangar. Now Suffolk County's Vanderbilt Museum.
The Braes, Glen Cove NY
I visited this house on January 29, 2012. This Jacobean-styled house was built in 1912 for Herbert Pratt and his wife. It is the second house to sit on this site. (The first house, a Georg…