Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940


Dr. Robert B. MacKay, Anthony K. Baker, and Carol A. Traynor, eds.
W. W. Norton & Co., 1997
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Long Island’s natural beauty, easy access from New York City, and suitability for yachting and other recreational pursuits made it a perfect leisure destination. From the Civil War to World War II, almost 1000 country estates were built on Long Island for the nation’s wealthiest and most prominent families. This important volume is a rich compendium of the architects and firms who designed these grand examples of domestic architecture during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.