Saturday, June 27, 2015

Caumsett State Park, Lloyd's Neck, Long Island, New York

Caumsett was the home of Marshall Field III, who bought 1750 acres of Lloyd Neck in 1921.  Marshall Field III (9/28/1893 – 11/8/1956) was an American investment banker, publisher, racehorse owner/breeder, philanthropist, and 3rd-generation heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune.  Marshall Field & Co. was acquired by Target in 1990.

Caumsett was one of the largest estates on the Gold Coast.  The mansion was designed by John Russell Pope.  It occupies a huge expanse of land, much of it open meadows punctuated by massive beech trees. 

front (south) facade

perfect allee

polo stables, Jacobean style

Summer Cottage, 1935

Beech tree field, glorious

rear (north) facade

interior photo through window

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