We spent the afternoon at Caumsett State Park in Lloyd's Neck on the north shore of Long Island. The house is not open for tours, but you can hike its many trails, watch the horses run and play at the stables and just enjoy the surroundings at another Gold Coast estate.
Marshall Field III was the richest man in the world when he purchased a strip of land on Lloyd's Neck in 1921. It was a sizable fortune, inherited from his grandfather, Marshall Field I, who founded the now famous department store in Chicago.
|The Winter Cottage|
|Horses feeding at the stables|
Official site of the Incorporated Village of Lloyd Harbor.
Official site of the Caumsett Foundation which will explain in more detail about the history of Caumsett and for its future plans for the preserve.
More of the history of the estate plus an article from 1921 regarding the sale of the land to the Field family.
Here are photos of what's left of the dock area including the sharp rock that Caumsett is named for.
Wikipedia article. Check out the external links, especially the second one which has black and white photos of some of the estate buildings that were torn down in 1970 and the inside of the manor house. To see the pictures, click on the link provided then click on the camera icon to the left of the screen.
Official site of Caumsett State Park. The picture above is that of the old stables.
|View from the rear porch overlooking Long Island Sound|