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1907 Van Norden Carriage House – Jay Heritage Center (Rye, NY)

1907 Van Norden Carriage House - Jay Heritage Center (Rye, NY)

This Classical Revival Carriage House was built by architect Frank A. Rooke for Warner la Montaigne van Norden in 1907.

Frank Aydelott Rooke, the son of Elmira Lyon (b. August 2, 1832 Rye – daughter of Garrettson and Hannah A. Carhart Lyon) and Matthew Theodore Rooke (d. at 82yrs Mamaroneck, December 2, 1907 – prominent in Methodist Church of Mamaroneck, 3 daughters, 2 sons, kept a stationary store at Jane Street and 8th Avenue during the Civil War,) was born November 17, 1862 and grew up in Rye. His younger brother, Warren Augustus Rooke, born in 1873, attending Yale (1893-94 s) was an architect also and worked in his brother’s office at 489 Fifth Avenue.

He is listed in Dennis Francis, "Architects in Practice in New York City 1840-1900" as "designs general works" with offices as follows:
1887- 1262 Broadway
1888-90 – in partnership as (Paul F.) Higgs & Rooke at 835 Broadway
1890 – solo again at 835 Broadway
1891-99 -247 West 125th St
1900 – 489 Fifth Avenue
as of 1921-2 – 15 East 40th Street
1940 – 216 King Street, Rye

He designed:

–371 Amsterdam Avenue – Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, a Romanesque Revival/Queen Anne style store, stable and flats building (1887-88)

–2 story cottage in Mamaroneck for Mrs. L. Gilman (1890)

–the Romanesque Revival Claremont stables at 175 West 89th (1892)

–private carriage houses characterized by Romanesque Revival arches at 167-171 West 89th Street for E. W. Bedell (1892) today home of Ballet Hispanico

–2 five story stone flats at 115th Street 50 W Manhattan Avenue with tin roofs for T. Cowman (1892)

— 89th Street 80 East Amsterdam 4 story brick stable for E. W. Bedell (1892)

–Eastcliff, Rye, NY on Long Island Sound for Arthur Outram Sherman, cost $14,000, (1899) (burned down 1929)

— Alteration to stable in Mamaroneck for Bradford Rhodes (1901)

–stable for Loton H. Horton (principal owner of Slawson Brothers which eventually merged with TH Decker and Sheffield Farms to become Slawson Decker – Sheffield Farms) on Broadway and 133rd (1903)

–Thorndale, 406 West 45th Street (1905) built for Oakleigh Thorne, the owner of Thorndale Farms in Dutchess County, New York.

–22 Chestnut Avenue, Larchmont residence for Thomas Fitch Rowland, President of Continental Iron Works in Brooklyn and builder of the ironclad USS Monitor (date unknown)

–the former Sheffield Farms Stable at 3229 Broadway (1909) a six-story building clad in stone and brick and characterized by an overall Italianate style accentuated by Art Deco details on the upper stories

–a Colonial Revival house at 204 East Chestnut in Metuchen, Middlesex County, New Jersey for John Mac Lauchlan (1909)

–a Sheffield Farms milk plant at 632 West 125th Street (near 10th Avenue)

–a Sheffield Farms creamery at 524 and 528 West 57th Street

–a Sheffield Farms creamery at 170 Manhattan Street " the last word in sanitary dairy construction" (west of Broadway – George F. Hill engineer, Dawson and Archer contractors (1910)

–rebuilt the stairs and entrances of the Mount Morris Bank now known as the Corn Exchange (1912)

–R. Gordon & Sons, Inc. 37th St. & 1st Avenue, 2 and 3 story stable (1913)

–a Sheffield Farms bottling plant at 1051 Webster Avenue and 166th Street in the Bronx.

— Forest Avenue (New Rochelle?) (1919)

–3 story brick stable for Loton Horton, Sheffield Farms, Brook Avenue and 165th Street (1921)

— Plans for Sheffields Farm Co. Stable additions 84 Woodworth Avenue, Yonkers (1922)

All of the dairy buildings shared distinctive interiors of white glazed terra cotta tile walls intended to project an air of purity while also being easy to clean.

Van Norden bought the Jay Property in 1905 and had numerous commonalities with the Jays–like Columbia College of which he was a fellow graduate; Dutch ancestry; a love of architecture and landscape; and his father-in-law was president of the American Bible Society once presided over by John Jay. Van Norden appreciated the historic pedigree of the property he had assumed stewardship and his additions like this building were carefully designed to complement the exist buildings and grounds.

The Carriage House is notable for having its original 4 faced Seth Thomas clock that is in working order and rung on special occasions. Originally painted a bright lemon yellow, this "folly" of sorts was reached by first strolling through an allee of elms planted by the Jay family. There are 3 sets of mahogany pocket doors and one set has the same anthemion design as the front door of the main house only much grander.

This is the site of many programs and exhibits hosted by the Jay Heritage Center including a popular architecture camp for kids and upcoming concert series by Juilliard. Past lectures held in this building with historic authors like Ron Chernow, have drawn upwards of 150 people; musical performances in the carriage house have also been excepti

Welcome to Horse Country

Welcome to Horse Country
A deserted horse farm in Oxford, MI.

I used to drive past this place every day for a week when Ben was taking golf lessons at Mulberry Hills – there was a For Sale sign on the property so one day I decided to call the realtor for information about this Farm. There are acres upon acres here, horse barns, horse tracks, multiple homes on the property and a whopping million dollar price tag for all of it. I felt completely stupid when I learned how much this actually cost … but wouldn’t it be great if you could buy this piece of heaven?!

*Today’s Random Fact: The people who live down the road from my parent’s house up north have horses. When my kids were younger (and when we were up north) we would walk down and feed the horses EVERY evening. It was our little adventure and it was fun…I’m glad I have those memories:)