Friday, July 28, 2017

The Keeper of the Gate - "INISFADA"

   Among the most picturesque features of the English countryside are the sturdy lodges that guard the entrance gates to the great estates.

Built to last down the ages, they are as permanent a part of the landscape as the lordly homes they guard or the trees themselves.

But the charming little gate lodge pictured here is not—although it might well be—in England.

 It is the gate keeper's lodge at "Inisfada", the country home of Nicholas F. Brady, Esq., at Roslyn, Long Island.

Follow THIS LINK for more on the gate lodge of "Inisfada". 

1 comment:

  1. This incredibly charming gatehouse was supposedly saved and moved when the Jesuits first developed the estate, selling off the acreage and surrounding the mansion with hundreds of townhouses, but no reference of its relocation or rebuilding has ever been confirmed. The Jesuits completed the total destruction of the magnificent Inisfada estate a few years ago with the help of an ignorant Mayor and incompetent Town Board of North Hills along with the greedy head of the New York Jesuit Church and a close-minded developer. NYarch