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Old 06-24-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Governors Island German Summer Embassy

Does anyone have information on the German Summer embassy that allegedly resided on Governors Island? There are ruins on top of the island.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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Default Governors Island German Summer Embassy

The structure is visible in the background of the following pictures from the "Historical Photographs" category.

"Weirs Bay 1929" - posted by Carguy,
"Scenes from the Weirs - 1880" - posted by McDude,
"Steamer Mt. Washington" - posted by Rattlesnake Girl.

It eventually burned, but I don't have any information as to the year.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:18 AM   #3
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"Weirs Bay 1929" - posted by Carguy,



"Scenes from the Weirs - 1880" - posted by McDude,




"Steamer Mt. Washington" - posted by Rattlesnake Gal.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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The mansion on Governor's Island was built in the 1880s by Stilson Hutchins of Washington DC, the founder of the Washington Post. He leased it in the early 1900s to the Germany embassy for use as a summer place. The Hutchkins family sold the mansion in the late 1920s and it burned down in 1934.

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Talking Governor's Island Mansion

The mansion was leased out to the German Embassy in 1903 for Ambassador Count Von Sternburg as a summer outpost.
Other political visitors to this impressive mansion were President's Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt.



This photograph is from one of my favorite books on the history of our great lake, The Gunstock Parish by Adair D. Mulligan. I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in Lake Winnipesaukee’s history and life here in the early days to order this incredible piece of literature by visiting the Thompson-Ames Historical Society of Gilford New Hampshire.
A must read bargain at $35.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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Default McMansion of the day?

Looking at these old pictures, it looks like they had many of the same issues as today - wealthy out of towners sweeping into town, clear-cutting land to the shore, and building a giant place with a golf course lawn! But it is amazing how quickly the land goes back to nature once they are gone.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:35 PM   #7
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Lakeshaker,
Everyone was an out of towner at one point!
Thank you to those that shared the story of the mansion!
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