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Idle Hour - William K. Vanderbilt’s Estate Oakdale, NY

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Idle Hour - William K. Vanderbilt’s Estate Oakdale, NY

50 Irish Lane
East Islip, New York 11730
March 14th, 2013 - June 16th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.islipartmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
long island/hamptons
EMAIL:  
beth.isliparts@gmail.com
PHONE:  
6312245402
OPEN HOURS:  
Weekends 12pm to 4pm
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

In the late 1800s, a number of wealthy New York busi-nessmen established a string of estates along the south shore of Long Island, trans-forming the area into a forgotten Gold Coast. Chief among them was William K. Vanderbilt. Drawn to Oakdale, Long Island by the South Side Sportsmen's Club and the idyllic setting, Vanderbilt developed a near thousand-acre estate complete with winding canals, scenic drives, and a gentleman's farm. Come learn about this Gilded Age estate through historic photos.