Long Island’s Gold Coast Mansions

NY’s Gold Coast Mansions. In the grand era of the Great Gatsby (novel by F Scott Fitzgerald) and the industrial revolution – great fortunes were made by many. Wealthy industrialists made Long Island their home creating many Gold Coast Mansions. Grand estates were built many of which imported various fixtures, materials and art pieces from around the world. Although […]

East Islip, New York, Long Island-History and overview

East Islip is a hamlet and CDP in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, United States. At the time of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 14,475. History and overview Originally referred to as “East of Islip”, the name was acquired in 1890 from the estate of William Nicoll, an English aristocrat who purchased the surrounding land in 1683 to erect […]

Historic Mansions on Long Island from the Gold Coast Era – Falaise (Guggenheim Estate)

Falaise, the third mansion on the Guggenheim Estate, was built by Daniel Guggenheim’s son Harry on the 90 acres of the estate presented to him by his father upon his marriage. The waterfront, 13th century Norman style manor is one of the few intact historic houses on the North Shore of Long Island. The house contains […]

Historic Mansions on Long Island from the Gold Coast Era – Winfeld Hall, Woolworth Mansion

Located at Glen Cove, the historic Woolworth Estate, also known as Winfield Hall,  was designed in 1916 by acclaimed architect C. P. H Gilbert for the prominent department store owner Frank Winfield Woolworth. Construction of the Italian Renaissance style home was commenced immediately after Woolworth’s prior home–located at the same site–was destroyed in a mysterious fire. Fortunately, […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – The Results of the Battle of Long Island

The Battle of Long Island is also known as the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of Brooklyn Heights. The victory over the Americans gave the British control of the strategically important city of New York. It was fought on August 27, 1776, and was the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – North Shore (Long Island)

The North Shore of Long Island is the area along the northern coast of New York’s Long Island bordering Long Island Sound. Known for its extreme wealth and lavish estates, the North Shore exploded into affluence at the turn of the 20th century, earning it the nickname the Gold Coast.[ Historically, this term refers to the coastline communities in the towns of North Hempstead, Oyster […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – Fire Island Lighthouse 1858

Fire Island Lighthouse The Fire Island Lighthouse is a visible landmark on the Great South Bay, in southern Suffolk County, New York on the western end of Fire Island, a barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island. The lighthouse is located within Fire Island National Seashoreand just to the east of Robert Moses State Park. It is part of the Fire Island Light Station which contains the […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – Patchogue Theatre ( 1923 )

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is Located at 71 East Main Street in Patchogue Village, Suffolk County, New York (nearest cross street, North Ocean Avenue). The Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., organized under a Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York. This helps to manage The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts in the public interest. […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – Sagamore Hill (Theodore Roosevelt house)

Sagamore Hill was the home of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, from 1885 until his death in 1919. It is located in the Incorporated Village of Cove Neck, New York, near Oyster Bay in Nassau County on the North Shore of Long Island, 25 miles (40 km) east of Manhattan. It is now the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, which includes the Theodore […]

Timeline of the Long Island History – Oheka Castle 1919

Oheka Castle, also known as the Otto Kahn Estate, is located on the North Shore of Long Island, in the West Hills section of Huntington, NY. It was the country home of investment financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn and his family. The name Oheka is a portmanteau of its original owner’s name Otto Hermann Kahn, which Kahn also used to name his yacht Oheka II and his ocean-front Villa […]