Friday, November 2, 2012

Meadow Spring - Glen Cove - Long Island

A highly restricted and carefully protected residential property within one hour of New York, one minute to Glen Cove Station, and five minutes' walk to Nassau Country Club. Completely improved with Peekskill Gravel roads, water mains with fire protection, and independent service drives. Prospective purchasers of homes or property must be favorably known.

House on Plot No. 3 - 2.169 acres.

House on Plot No. 2 - 3,132 acres.
***"White Acre"***

Rear View on Plot No. 2.

Click HERE to view all the homes built at Meadow Spring.


  1. What was so desirable having Peekskill Gravel?

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    2. Not sure what was special about the gravel but my grandfather was caretaker there in the 1930's. My dad and his brothers grew up there. He told me how his dad had to rake the drive so the carriage prints wouldn't show in the gravel.

    3. Peekskill gravel was white. We went to Glen Cove a few years ago, with my dad, and drove around Meadow Springs and he told us who lived where when he was growing up. We stopped and got out of the car. Even though the street was paved, there was white gravel along the edge of the road, mixed in with the grass. I took some home with us.

  2. Serious, serious ugliness in that promotional text. We've come a long way, I hope, from those days.

  3. So interesting to see the old subdivision drawings and photos of the homes. Where did you find this wonderful info? Thanks for sharing.

  4. DED - Until I read the text I never thought twice about the name given to the first house built "White Acre".

    Barwin Realty was owned by Henry L. Batterman whose father was Brooklyn merchant Henry Batterman. Henry built 5 meadow Spring Lane.

    TDM - The article comes from Country Life.

  5. The development as finally completed is quite beautiful and contains a diversity of period homes. A great find locating this article.

  6. ChipSF the best assumption I can make - Peekskill, NY on the Hudson must have a gravel deposit nearby. What would make it marketable using the name is unanswered.

    Henry's father estate and his sisters.

    Batterman Sr. died around 1912. From a 1915 NYTimes article - the story states the widow sued her son in 1915 to have her trust fund divested of Barwin Realty. You have to wonder about the family dynamics with this lawsuit plus the sisters reasons for never living in her Locust Valley house.