The Idle Hour Community is unique in that the homes that were built subsequent to the Vanderbilt era were built around the existing accessory buildings of the estate. As such, the original estate is still intact, due to the actions of individuals in the community through the years. Please respect the privacy of the community members.
Read more about the history of the Estate and Environs.
This map is based on a May 1967 hand drawn map by Albert Coleman, which is in the Special Collections of the Dowling College Library.
Accessory Buildings Owned by Dowling College
Accessory Buildings that are in Private Hands
Dock and Boat House ?
East Gate House
Farm Area, later known as the Artist Colony
Oakdale, LIRR Train Station
Queen Anne Cottage
Tool House and Potting Shed
West Gate House
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Last Modified on January 30, 2012, at 10:55 AM by LPR