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.
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: firstname.lastname@example.org