Friday, May 11, 2012

'Fair Oaks'

 'Fair Oaks', the John Giraud Agar estate designed by Clinton & Russell c. 1900 in New Rochelle, New York.  Agar, an attorney, was partner in the firm of Agar, Ely & Fulton.  He was also chairman of the Westchester Transit Commission, served as president of the Municipal Art Society and National Arts Club and was a noted leader in the reform political movement in NY.  Among many of his other duties were serving as president of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, one time Assistant District Attorney appointed by President Garfield and trustee in the Mutual Life Insurance Company and Farmers Loan and Trust Company.  He died at 'Fair Oaks' in 1935 at the age of 79.  It appears the residence has since been demolished and replaced with a street named Agar Avenue.

Photos from Architecture, 1901.

1 comment:

archibuff said...

The Breakers of New Rochelle? That exterior and the massing certainly looks like the Italian Renaissance offspring of the Newport villa. The interiors however look like a completely different building.