ImageFrancis Skiddy von Stade, Sr was an importer of bristles and avid horsemen. It is fitting that his estate lies in the heart of polo country, Old Westbury. During the 1920's he was a polo player of distinction. His mansion was built in 1914 and later expanded in 1930.  At the age of 82,  Francis Skiddy von Stade passed away in the mansion he had built. After his 1967 passing the mansion became home to the Enternmanns family, of bakery fame.  For quite some time it has sat abandoned and decaying. Recently demolition has begun. At the time of article's publication the mansion is still standing, but an indoor horse circuit, and stables have been leveled. Another beautiful spot on Long Island will make way for more McMansions.

 

 

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Comments (9)

    yeah they knocked it down, only thing standing are the chimneys.
    Anyone know why the entemanns family let it go to pot?
    The outdoor track and the stables have been leveled already...but the mansions are still standing. Might see this soon.
    this place looks awesome. its sad to see yet another place dieing.
    Fred, this is Old Westbury. There is no commercial district so they would never be aloud to put a Home Depot or Starbucks or anything to the likes of either
    Where exactly is this? I want to see it!
    They are building a new "Luxury Estate" community on this site
    Level it and put up a Home Depot and Starbucks.Lord knows L.I. needs more useless stores.
    Too bad & so sad they left it abandoned for so long . If they would have kept it up what history & Nostalgia there would be . So sad they let it go to pot .

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