Caumsett State Historic Park

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Caumsett Hall
Marshall Field, III, Estate
Caumsett State Park; Gurnsey Farm.jpg
Caumsett State Park Preserve
Caumsett State Historic Park is located in New York
Caumsett State Historic Park
Location Lloyd Harbor Rd., Lloyd Harbor, New York
Coordinates 40°55′39″N 73°28′18″W / 40.92750°N 73.47167°W / 40.92750; -73.47167Coordinates: 40°55′39″N 73°28′18″W / 40.92750°N 73.47167°W / 40.92750; -73.47167
Area 1,400 acres (570 ha)
Built 1701
Architect Pope,John Russell; Holden,McLaughlin & Associates
Architectural style English Revival
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 79001633[1]
Added to NRHP April 30, 1979

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is on Lloyd Neck, a peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, in the village of Lloyd Harbor, New York.[2] Lloyd Neck was originally part of Queens County, New York.[3]

Marshall Field III bought the property in 1921 and had an estate house built in 1925, one of the largest estates of the Gold Coast Mansions.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] The Marshall Field III estate was purchased by New York State for $4 million on February 3, 1961 and became a state park.[4]

In May 1961, plans were made to create Caumsett State Parkway, a northern extension of Bethpage State Parkway, to provide access to the park.[5] Although right-of-way was acquired, the parkway was never built.[6] A portion of this land was later used to create Cold Spring Harbor State Park, and Trail View State Park.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Kennedy, Karen Morey (January 5, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Marshall Field, III, Estate (Caumsett) / Caumsett State Park". Retrieved 2008-02-28.  and Accompanying 16 photos, exterior and interior, from 1975 and 1976
  3. ^ "Beers' Atlas of Long Island". 1873. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  4. ^ "STATE PARK UNIT BUYS L.I. ESTATE; 1,426-Acre Marshall Field Property at Lloyds Neck Sold for 4 Million". The New York Times. February 4, 1961. p. 21. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  5. ^ "PARKWAY TO LEAD TO NEW L.I. PARK; Proposed Route to Service Former Field Estate". The New York Times. May 21, 1961. p. 46. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  6. ^ Cerra, Frances (January 18, 1987). "Blazing a New Trail in the Wilds of Nassau". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 

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