Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Preston Hall"

AKA "Martin Hall"


Originally built for James E. Martin Sr.(executive at Standard Oil). Designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900. After the death of Mr. Martin in 1908 his widow Florence remarried Dr. Preston Pope Satterwhite. The Satterwhite's hired the Olmsted Brothers to landscape the grounds between 1915-18. Mr. Satterwhite remained in the house following the death of Florence in 1927 until a short circuit in the organ caused a large fire in 1932, burning the house to the ground. Click HERE to read details of will for Mr Martin.

"Preston Hall" - Time frame between 1915-1918 when Olmsted Brothers redid landscaping. 




"Preston Hall" - Time frame between 1915-1918 when Olmsted Brothers redid landscaping.

The original "Martin Hall"






Below "Martin Hall's" playhouse - which still survives. Click HERE to see location at wikimapia.

"Martin Hall" - Playhouse - Photo courtesy of roving photog  JamesH.  


"Martin Hall" - Playhouse - Photo courtesy of roving photog  JamesH. 
Click HERE to see remnants of the Olmsted garden and house foundations at Historic Aerials c. 1954.

For more on "Martin Hall" visit oldlongisland.com and Mansion of the Gilded Age.

1 comment:

  1. That is not the playhouse, it is the stables. I have interior shots.

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