Friday, December 16, 2016
Saved From Destruction
This is a photograph I did in 2004, of a mansion I have come to know as the Nathaniel Rogers House, in Bridgehampton, NY. I have driven by this building all the years I have been on Long Island. I had seen it slowly deteriorate over time. If you look closely, you will see dark pieces of wood keeping the wooden columns on the sides from falling over. I remember reading in an architectural book, that this building has the finest proportions of any Greek Revival building in New York State. When I first saw this building 40 years ago, there was a small gas station standing on the dirt in the foreground of this photograph. What a mess. So since I retired, I had not driven by this building in a number of years. Last year, on a trip to East Hampton, I came to drive by it again, and was thrilled to see that it was being restored! I went to East Hampton a month ago, to go flying with my friend Russ. On the way back, I stopped to photograph the restored building. It is, as you can see, stunning! What a joy to see that such a beautiful building escaped the wrecking ball!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:36 PM