United States of America, New York, Nassau County, North Hempstead, Kings Point
The Point (Kings Point, New York)
The Point is a classic Long Island estate, thought by some to be the inspiration for the fictional West Egg home of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby. At the time these photographs were taken it was owned by Richard Church, heir to the Church & Dwight Company, makers of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. The estate, which has been the subject of more recent litigation, at one time encompassed 30 acres and included stables, English-style gardens, greenhouses, and extensive plantings of specimen trees. It now includes about 14 acres; the current condition of the gardens is unknown.
Persons associated with the site include John Alsop King, Jr. (former owner, 1851-ca. 1910) and Richard Church (former owner, ca. 1910-1951).
The folder includes a worksheet and photocopies of articles about the property.