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gold coast, or any of the mansions of the gilded age, click on one of the books
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People and Places
Through rare photographs and postcards, Syosset People
and Places presents the residents, homes, businesses, and schools that
have shaped this historic community.
Portrait of a House
The story of Harbor Hill in Roslyn. Harbor Hill's
story includes elements of farce and tragedy: in a sense an American
portrait. 175 duotone and 8 color photographs.
Long Island Country Homes and Their Architects
This is one of the most comprehensive books on Long Island
mansions that you will ever find. A great resource for the mansion enthusiast.
I haven't read this one, but if you have it, or get it, let me
know what you think.
America's Great Homes
I haven't read this one either, but Westbury House is on the
cover, so it should be of interest.
The Gold Coast
A great work of fiction, set in the present day Long Island
The Mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast
THE most popular book on
the subject of Long Island mansions.
Winfield: Living in the Shadow of the Woolworths
The newest book from Monica Randall
AIA Architectural Guide to Nassau and Suffolk
Includes some great B&W photos of mansions.
The Great Gatsby
The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. If you want to
get a feel for the gold coast era, read this book.
Nassau County, Long Island in Early Photographs
Another book filled with great old B&W photos. Some
mansions are also included.
In the Service: Workers on the Grand Estates of Long
This is a unique book. Published by the Port Washington
library, the author of this book interviewed the people who worked on many
of the Long Island estates. These are first-hand accounts of their
experiences and recollections.
The Two Mrs Greenvilles
This is the fictionalized account of the Woodward
Glitter That Was Once Gold
Long Island Gold Coast trivia.
North Shore Long Island: Country Houses 1890-1950
40 of these homes are the focus of "North Shore
Long Island:Country Houses 1890 - 1950." Includes 350 duotones and
Long Island's Prominent North Shore Families:
Their Estates and Their Country Homes Volume I & Volume II
Two-volume comprehensive analysis of the North Shore
families that documents over 1,500 estate owners in a modified "Who's
Who" format. Included are 578 photographs of the estates,
biographical data on the estate owners and their families, locations of
estates using current street references and village designations, estate
names, acreage, architects, architectural styles, dates of construction,
landscape architects, subsequent owners, location of archival photographs
of the estates, and information as to whether mansions are still extant
and, if not, the dates of demolition.
Long Island's Prominent South Shore Families: Their
Estates and their Country Homes in the Towns of Babylon and Islip
Following the same format as the critically acclaimed
companion work about Long Island's North Shore families, this book documents 456 estate owners in a
modified "Who's Who" format. Included are 290 photographs of the
estates, biographical data on the estate owners and their families,
locations of estates using current street references and village
designations, estate names, architects, architectural styles, dates of
construction, landscape architects, subsequent owners, location of
archival photographs of the estates, and information as to whether
mansions are still extant, and, if not, the dates of demolition.
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