United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Old Westbury
Templeton (Old Westbury, N.Y.)
Templeton, with its neo-classic Georgian manor house built in 1916-1917 by Alfred I. Du Pont, Jr., originally consisted of 130 acres. Thomas Hastings' design for the house, originally called White Eagle, exemplified his thesis of combining the house with the surrounding landscape to form a marriage between them. The grounds' sweeping vistas with undulating rises combine with architectural terraces, loggias, and balustrades. The estate is now the de Seversky Conference Center of the New York Institute of Technology.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Alfred I. Du Pont (former owner, ca. 1916-1926); Amy Phipps (Mrs. Frederick E.) Guest (former owner, 1926-1959); Winston Guest (former owner, 1959-1972); Thomas Hastings (architect and landscape architect, 1916-1917); and Carrère & Hastings (architects, 1916-1917).
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, and photocopies of articles and other printed materials about the estate and garden.
Garden has been featured in Robert B. MacKay, Anthony Baker, and Carol Traynor, eds., Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects 1860-1940 (New York: W. W. Norton, 1997)
Garden has been featured in The Long Island Country House 1870-1930 (Southampton, NY: The Parrish Art Museum, 1988), pp. 58 and 106-107
Garden has been featured in Liise and Donald Sclare, Beaux-Arts Estates: a Guide to the Architecture of Long Island (New York: Viking Press, 1980)
Garden has been featured in Monica Randall, The Mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast (New York: Hastings House, 1979), pp. 179-184