Sunday, March 29, 2015

Castle Gould, Sands Point Preserve, Long Island, New York

Castle Gould, a copy of Kilkenny Casle, was built in 1900 by Howard Gould, son of railroad tycoon Jay Gould.  Part of the castle was used as racing stables.  Ironically, the Goulds did not like the castle and built Hempstead House in 1912, and the Goulds sold the estate to Daniel Guggenheim.  In 1917, he donated the estate to the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.  The U.S. Navy held it from 1946 - 1967.  The U.S. Gov't gave the deed to Nassau County in 1971.

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