Cedarmere-Clayton Estates


The Cedarmere-Clayton Estates are located in Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States, listed jointly on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Cedarmere, the smaller of the two, is William Cullen Bryant's estate, located on the west side of Bryant Avenue overlooking Hempstead Harbor, now a historic house museum. The grounds are open to the public. The house is currently undergoing interior renovation. Clayton, the bulk of the property, is the large landscaped Bryce/Frick estate, now home to the Nassau County Museum of Art. The two combined properties, with input from several notable architects, illustrate the development of estates on the North Shore of Long Island over a period of nearly a century.Bryant originally owned almost the entire property. Fifteen years after Bryant's death, in 1893, Lloyd Bryce bought the largely undeveloped inland portion of the estate and hired Ogden Codman, Jr. to design a mansion for it. In 1919, the dying Henry Clay Frick purchased the estate for his son Childs, who, after renovating it and expanding it, lived there with his family until his 1965 death. Four years later, it was turned over to the county for use as a museum.


225 Bryant Ave
Roslyn Harbor, NY


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