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The origins of Oheka Castle

Long Island newlyweds - one of many couples

Long Island newlyweds - one of many couples to chose the Huntington site as their wedding venue - on the day they take their vows at Oheka Castle. (Jan. 10, 2010) Credit: Joel Cairo


THE COST. Almost a century ago, financier and philanthropist Otto

Hermann Kahn built Oheka Castle in the middle of a 443-acre plot on the highest point on Long Island in Cold Spring Harbor, for an estimated cost of $11 million ($110 million in today's currency).

THE SIZE. It was the second-largest private residence ever built in America.

THE BUILDERS. The castle was designed by architects Delano and Aldrich in 1915. Construction was completed in 1921. Otto Kahn died of a heart attack in 1934.

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