"I dream't I dwelt in marble halls"
Devoted to the histories and current state of the great mansions of America's Gilded Age.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Inisfada is almost all gone.

Inisfada is Demolished, The Village of North Hills, New York

The great mansion Inisfada, located in the Village of North Hills,New York is being demolished. This is an almost final picture of what remains. What you see is about 1/10 of what this magnificent mansion once was. I will add some more photos later, but if you want to see more and read comments of others, at this great atrocity about the  destruction of  the 4th largest Gilded Age mansion in America, please visit my group on Facebook, called, "Mansions of the Gilded Age". If you do not have an account on Facebook is easy to make one, and it does not require that you to have to constantly post your comings and goings or life events. You can join and simply read about it. Here is the link to my group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/195023140518735/

Click HERE to see Inisfada and the beautiful interiors it had when it was furnished.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

After reading the prior post on Inisfada's demolition I agree with the assessment of SPLIA. Thank you SPLIA, the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquiites, an ambarassingly ineffective and a so called preservation group in name only. In all their years of existence, few if any Long Islanders have been educated on the value of landmarking or inspired by this group to do something in their communities to nominate landmarks and recognize quality buildings. SPLIA holds garden parties and sits back thinking the world is just fine through their rose colored glasses. This mansion should never have gotten to the point of being purchased without protective covenants, the villages of Long Island by now should be embracing preservation, clustered zoning and preservation easements and adaptive reuse but SPLIA is silent on educating the general public and helping the LI preservation movement. Shameful and disgraceful

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