This is the only known section of the original Estate Gate still in Oakdale. It is now located at the 5 corners intersection- across from the Curtin Student Center, and next to the Well. At one time it was located in Oakdale, somewhere along Montauk Highway, between the two gate houses.

Front View - Estate Gate
Front View - Estate Gate

Back View- Estate Gate
Back View - Estate Gate

Here is a view of the East Gate House, date unknown. In this picture you can clearly see the actual Entrance Gate of the Idle Hour Estate.

East Gate House
East Gate House

The actual Entrance Gate itself was moved to William K Vanderbilt Jr’s Eagle’s Nest in Centerport, NY in 1926. It is still there today. Notice how the scroll work visible on the Oakdale Gate, The Eagle’s Nest Gate, and the Well all match each other.

Idle Hour Front Gate at Eagle's Nest
Idle Hour Front Gate at Eagle’s Nest

Detail of V at Eagle's Nest
Detail of V at Eagle’s Nest

Idle Hour Front Gate at Eagle's Nest - view 2
Idle Hour Front Gate at Eagle’s Nest - view 2

Detail of Ironwork at Eagle's Nest
Detail of Ironwork at Eagle’s Nest

Do you have information to add? Then please contact Diane Holliday.

Last Modified on January 31, 2012, at 09:43 AM by LPR

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