Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate

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Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate
Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate is located in New York
Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate
Location Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck, New York
Coordinates 40°52′39″N 73°33′34″W / 40.87750°N 73.55944°W / 40.87750; -73.55944Coordinates: 40°52′39″N 73°33′34″W / 40.87750°N 73.55944°W / 40.87750; -73.55944
Area 86 acres (35 ha)
Built 1923[citation needed]
Architect Clinton & Russell
Architectural style Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79001595[1]
Added to NRHP July 22, 1979

Lillian Sefton Dodge Estate, also known as Sefton Manor and Mill Neck Manor Lutheran School for the Deaf, is a historic estate located at Mill Neck in Nassau County, New York. It was designed in 1923 by the noted architectural firm Clinton and Russell for cosmetics executive Lillian Sefton Dodge. The manor house is a Tudor Revival style dwelling. It is two and one half stories high with a full basement, of steel frame construction and faced withbrown Westchester granite and trimmed in tawny limestone. It has a gray slate roof perforated by granite dormers and chimneys. Also on the property is a Tudor style, half timber farm complex. The property also has a contributing formal garden designed by Charles Wellford Leavitt (1871–1928), garage, and greenhouse.[2] In 1949, Lutheran Friends of the Deaf purchased "Sefton Manor." In 1951, Mill Neck Manor Lutheran School opened to 19 deaf boys and girls. By 1956, Mill Neck Manor was fully accredited by New York State.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


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