Thursday, April 17, 2014


 AIRPLANE view of the Marshall Field estate, Lloyds Neck, on which the estate is situated, is virtually an island with Long Island Sound, Cold Sprint Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, and Huntington Bar surrounding it. In this south-north view the body of water in the foreground is Lloyd Harbor,with Long Island Sound in the distance. The main entrance to the estate is in the center foreground. To the left center can be seen the greenhouses, kitchen garden, and farm group, and to the right of the group is the estate agent's residence. The winter cottage is hidden by the group of trees almost directly in the center of the picture. Just above these trees is the stable, while the main house, overlooking the Sound, is far off in the distance.(1927) 

MARSHALL FIELD BUYS BIG ESTATE; Pays $1,500,000 for 1,630 Acres Near Huntington, L.I.


Chicago Merchant Will Occupy the Largest Private Estate on Long Island.

June 12, 1921

Marshall Field of Chicago, a grandson of the founder of the great Marshall Field fortune, who recently purchased, a site for a mansion in the Lenox Hill section of Manhattan, has bought a tract of about 1,630 acres of land located on Lloyds Neck, near Huntington, L. I.

  It is understood that the buyer intends to develop the property as a country estate for his own occupancy. This will give Mr. Field the largest private estate on Long Island, the next in size being that of Clarence H. Mackay("Harbor Hill"), who has 700 acres of parked land at Roslyn, and Otto H. Kahn("Oheka"), whose 500-acre estate is at Cold Spring Harbor.

Looking across the broad sweep of lawn toward the main house, with a freshwater pond between the house and the Sound. To the right of the picture the roof of the tennis house can be seen among the trees. The main house stands on a hill that slopes toward the pond.(1927)

  The property acquired by Mr. Field, which has a frontage of more than two miles on Long Island Sound and Lloyds Harbor, includes 1,474 acres sold by the Incorporated Land Company at about $800 an acre.

The house seen from the air over the Sound looking across Lloyds Neck to Cold Spring Harbor. To the right of the house lies the formal garden with the rock garden below it. The roof of the tennis house can be seen at the left. The gamekeeper's house and kennels appear in the center background; the farm group is in the left background.(1927)

  Thomas M. Hodgons of Montana originally purchased this tract a few years ago and subsequently formed the company which had intentions of developing the land on the lines of the Piping Rock Club.

  The Ryan estate sold 150 acres at $1,000 an acre. A fourteen-acre gore at $3,000 an acre was purchased from Richard Derby(surgeon), son-in-law of the late Theodore Roosevelt, whose family at one time owned the bulk of Lloyds Neck.

  The land acquired is rugged, rolling country, heavily wooded, and adjoins the 500-acre estate of William J. Matheson of the National Aniline Company.
  Last month Mr. Field purchased as a site for a city home the four private dwellings at 3 and 5 East Sixty-ninth Street and 4 and 8 East Seventieth Street. The entire plot has a frontage of 60 feet on Sixty-ninth Street and 52 feet on Seventieth Street, the depth being 200 feet. George McAneny, Chairman of the new Transit Commission, lives in 6 East Seventieth Street, under a lease which still has a year to run.

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  1. LE...thanks for all the amazing stories, and images that you post on your website. The depth of history that you include in your writings are truly remarkable. Thanks again.