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Historic Westbury Colonial was moved to accommodate Northern State Pkwy.
When the Northern State Parkway was built in the 1930s, this circa 1890 Colonial was in the way. So the original owners -- the Post family -- had it moved by horse and wagon to its current location on Jefferson Street in Westbury, says the current homeowner. The event was covered in the local paper, adds the homeowner, noting that an historian showed her a copy in 1996.
The Posts were Quakers, and were probably farmers, the homeowners adds, noting she found a piece of mail in the parlor during a renovation. Discovered behind the mantle, the letter spoke of Quaker meetings and potato scab, a plant disease.
The house, which has changed hands several times, was also occupied by Pierre LaMarre, who is said to have been a treasurer of the former Westbury Music Fair. The homeowner was told by a neighbor that in the late 1970s, LaMarre hosted a party, at which Liberace played a baby grand. Incidentally, Liberace played Westbury Music Fair in 1976.
Listed for $725,000 with Tara Downing and Sheri Cambareri of Village Properties of Mineola, the house has the original cast-iron stove, which is decorative, as well as three fireplaces and refurbished floors and walls. The roof, siding, boiler and electric system are all updated. There are five bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms.
The 160-by-100-foot property includes an in-ground pool and hot tub. Click here for more information.