Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Mattinecock Point, Glen Cove Residence of J. P. Morgan, Jr.
Here is a color postcard of the former J.P. Morgan, Jr. mansion on East Island at Glen Cove, New York. This photo is from the era when the home served as the Immaculate Heart Novitiate. After the closing of the Novitiate in 1980, the estate was open to the public to come and buy it piece by piece. Checkbook and crowbar was all that was needed. When finally the only thing remaining was the structure, the building was raised by dynamiting it. The site is presently occupied by 3 ordinary homes at the end of " Mansion Drive".
I was there in 1980, and the following photos show it as it was just before demolition.
Entrance court with gates.
The above photo shows the entrance gates removed, which are now at an estate entrance on Piping Rock Road.
View links below for other photos of Mattinecock Point. Click HERE and see it in the article from Holiday Magazine, 1948, that covers the end of the "Gold Coast" era.
Aerials of Morgan's Island and the residence in it's prime.