The Monastery, also known as Ferguson’s Castle, located in Huntington Bay, was one of Long Island’s Gold Coast’s most impressive estates. Today all that remains is a wall too massive to tear down, a gatehouse, some ruins, some memories, and perhaps the ghost of the woman who built it.
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Posted in long island's gold coast, tagged A Christmas Carol, Chelsea Manor, East Norwich, Ghost Stories, Gold Coast of Long Island, Muttontown Preserve, Oyster Bay, snow scenes, winter landscapes on December 23, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Chelsea Manor, in the Muttontown Preserve in East Norwich, New York, was built by Benjamin Moore and his wife Alexandra. Moore was the great, great grandson of the author of the Night Before Christmas, also known as “a Visit From Saint Nicholas,” Clement Clarke Moore. It’s also a great place to sit in the snow and tell Christmas ghost stories. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article
The Memorial Cemetery of St. John’s Church, designed by the Olmstead Brothers, who designed the gardens at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oheka Castle and many other Gold Coast Estates – a lovely place to spend an afternoon or an eternity.
The history of Castlegould and the Hempstead House in Sands Point, New York. Discover the story behind the construction and life of two of Long Island’s most incredible buildings, view photos of the gothic architecture, and relive the sex and scandal worthy of Jay Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Go to A Gothic Cabinet of Curiosities and Mysteries to read the article