Charles Mansfield Hart

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(1886 - 1968)

Charles Mansfield Hart (1886-1968) was a graduate of Pratt Institute and practiced in New York, beginning at first in partnership in 1912 with the famed classical architect, Mott Schmidt.  Hart later entered into partnership with Robert L. Shape and was well known for such commissions as:
  • "The Chimneys," Mill Neck, Long Island, a Tudor Revival mansion for Charles Porter Wilson (1928), chairman of Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company ("A&P");
  • Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport, Long Island (1922-23);
  • "Hillwood," Brookville, Long Island, (1922), a 70-room mansion for E.F. Hutton & Marjorie W. Post (now "Winnick House" administration building at LIU/Post College)
 Within Pelham, Charles Hart was the architect for the magnificent mansion at 629 Ely Avenue (1925), the Prospect Hill Elementary School (1930), the 1924 extension to Pelham Memorial High School (including the library, gymnasium and “projection room” -- recently restored and re-dedicated as "Alumni Hall"), and his own home at 640 Ely Avenue.  He also designed the magnificent stone Colonial Revival home at 680 Ely Avenue, built in 1921 for Selah Masten, owner of a major construction company and a founder of Winged Food Golf Club

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Charles M. Hart House, 640 Ely Avenue, Pelham Manor, NY

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629 Ely Avenue, Pelham Manor, NY

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