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

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Elm Court at Sands Point


Aerial view of the Edgar F. Luckenbach estate at Sands Point, New York.

Below are some images of the estate during it's heyday and just prior to demolition after a designer show house in 1980.









Links for more on Elm Court
Edgar F. Luckenbach
New York Times, Estate purchased
Old Long Island

6 comments:

Karena said...

Off to read more, always fascianting!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Kevin said...

Elm Court was so beautiful, and looks like it was in great shape before demolition. What a crime to destroy this house.

Ray Spinzia said...

Luckenbach's daughter Andrea divorced her third husband Frederick O. Hammer, charging him with beating her with his fists and a flashlight, and holding her prisoner on their yacht for eight days. In 1954 Hammer shot her in the chest, hip, and arm while she was in the paddock of the Delaware Park Race Track. She survived the attack but died in 1962 at the age of forty-one.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember "Elm Court" as Sands Point Academy? I attended from Fifth thru Eighth grades, and would love to hear from other alumni.

I can be reached (if this site ever allows me to post) as hankmanning@msn.com

Still have the yearbooks. Interesting school.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember "Elm Court" as Sands Point Academy? I attended from Fifth thru Eighth grades, and would love to hear from other alumni.

I can be reached (if this site ever allows me to post) as hankmanning@msn.com

Still have the yearbooks. Interesting school.

Aaron Endelman said...

I also attended Sands Point Academy, from 1963 to 1965. Check out sandspointacademy.com for links to facebook and other groups.

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