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Gatehouse, Osborn Residence, Mamaroneck, New York
ca. 1885-ca. 1895 (photograph)
1885 (building)
Mamaroneck, Westchester, New York, United States
albumen prints
Image: 6 x 7 7/8 in.
15.24 x 20.0025 cm
15.24 x 20.0025
"The Charles J. Osborn residence, in Mamaroneck, N.Y., was built in the style of Norman castles of the eleventh and twelvth centuries. The architects were McKim, Mead, and White. Completed in November of 1885, the house, grounds, and gatehouse cost over $400,000. The house measures 1 44x153 ft. The interior features elaborate woodwork. Although the reception room uses only modest painted pine, the dining room is made of Santo Domingo mahogany, and the parlor is finished in white mahogany. Oak was used for the two-story great hall, which is over 25 feet high. A leading architectu ral critic of the time called the castle 'one of the finest homes in America.' Osborn was the private broker of tycoon Jay Gould (the owner of Lyndhurst castle), and his C.J. Osborn & Co. survived the panic of 1873. He retired in 1883, but died at the age of 49 in November of 1885, having lived in the winter wing of the newly completed castle for only three days before he died. The castle is owned today by the Mamaroneck Beach, Cabana, and Yacht Club. A fire in 1971 destroyed some of the original building." Source:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Archival Collection: Andrew Dickson White architectural photograph collection
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Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photograph Collection, #15-5-3090. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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