Dedicated to an era long gone featuring architectural photographs of houses, hotels, apartment and office buildings, civic institutions and more...many of which are no longer standing.
Friday, May 11, 2012
'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.