Xmas in Orient


THE OYSTERPONDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY lucked out yesterday. The annual holiday house tour of Orient, N.Y., easternmost town on Long Island’s North Fork, took place Saturday afternoon, before the Big Snow.

I was there, enjoying hot cider and cookies in eyebrow Colonials, Greek Revivals, and Victorians, all decked out in wreaths and garlands. My favorite was the colonnaded Webb House, below, a onetime tavern built in the mid-18th century and twice moved from other locations before ending up in Orient in 1955.




Scroll down to see more of what Orient and the nearby towns of East Marion and Greenport have to offer in the way of old houses.











About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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2 Responses to Xmas in Orient

  1. brooklynGreene says:

    Glad you enjoyed. Funny seeing the houses of a number of friends on your blog!
    Happy Solstice!

  2. Astor C. says:

    love the pix… when you blow them up they are sharp as can be… I can read the sign on the front of the Griffin House…
    love the color of the red house
    isn’t it interesting how the architecture of the north fork is so different, so much more new england and upstate than the south fork

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