Thursday, January 19, 2012
'Ellencourt', the Samuel Sachs estate designed by J.H. Freedlander c. 1902 in Elberon, New Jersey. Sachs was married to the daughter of Marcus Goldman and in 1882 joined his father-in-law's banking business (along with two brothers-in-law) creating Goldman, Sachs & Co. He named 'Ellencourt' for his daughter. Sachs died in 1935 at the age of 83 at his residence in the Pierre Hotel in New York City. His NYTimes obituary states that "Mr. Sachs's whole life was wrapped up in three major interest - his family, his business and his philanthropies. Among the institutions and organizations of which he was a benefactor were the Montefiore Hospital, Bellevue and Allied Hospitals, the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Fine Arts Department and Fisk University at Nashville, Tenn." 'Ellencourt' is no longer standing.