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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fire at Winfield Hall, The Long Island Mansion of F.W. Woolworth at Glen Cove.

Winfield Hall, the Glen Cove, New York Gilded Age mansion of F.W. Wooworth, suffered a large fire today.
Winfield Hall, the marble mansion of 5 & 10 cent store founder, F.W. Woolworth, suffered a large fire today, destroying the wood paneled Billiard room and damaged a big portion of the south wing. Hopefully the damage caused by the fire can be restored and the house will continue to be one of the few remaining jewels of Long Island's Gold Coast. Here is a vintage view of the house from the garden side.  Photo: the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

 Please visit the facebook group, Mansions of the Gilded Age, for more images, video coverage comments and latest photos of the fire.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/195023140518735/

Here are some vintage photos of the mansion when it was owned by F.W. Woolworth.

The Music Room at Winfield, The mansion of F.W. Woolworth, Glen Cove, New York. Photo: Mansions & Millionaires

 The Staircase at Winfield, the F.W. Woolworth mansion.

The Dining Room at Winfield, The F.W. Woolworth mansion.

For more on Winfield, Exteriors, Interiors and Floor plans visit,
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Two Recommended Books

Winfield: Living in the Shadow of the Woolworths
 A wonderful novel that takes place in Winfield.
Buy it at Amazon

Buy it at Amazon

Watch a three part TV series on Winfield HERE

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