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Old Long Island: 'Elmcroft' designed by Little & Browne in Brookville between 1917 and 1920. Page was executive V.P. of E.W. Bliss Co., makers of machinery and munitions for World War I. Little & Browne also designed the estate's outbuildings.
Old Long Island: Inisfada; The 87-room retreat house, named “Inisfada” after the Gaelic word for “Long Island,” was built for $2.3 million between 1916-1920 for industrialist Nicholas Brady and his wife Genevieve, who also had residences in Manhattan and Rome.
Old Long Island: 'Mañana', the E. Mortimer Barnes estate designed by Thomas H. Ellett c. 1914 in Old Brookville. The formal garden was designed by Annette Hoyt Flanders with specimens provided by Lewis & Valentine. Barnes was a stockbroker who had been living in a converted farmhouse when he commissioned Ellett to design him his estate.
Old Long Island: 'Oak Point' Playhouse, the Delano & Aldrich designed playhouse to 'Oak Point', the Harrison Williams estate enlarged by D&A c. 1926 in Bayville. Pictured is the playhouse after Harrison's wife Mona had repurposed it as their private residence. The playhouse was demolished in 1968.
Old Long Island: 'The Hameau', the Henry Upham Harris estate designed by Roger Bullard c. 1930 in Brookville, with landscaping by Louise Payson and Ellen Shipman. Harris was a partner at J.P. Morgan & Co., chairman of Harris Upham and Co., an investment banking firm, and a director at Chemical Bank. He was also a mayor of the Village of Brookville.