Joseph Lloyd Manor House
Lloyd Lane and Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor


1676  --  Boston merchant James Lloyd acquires what is now Lloyd Neck .

1711 --  Henry Lloyd Manor built.

1760  --  Jupiter Hammon, a slave who became the first published African-American poet, lived at Lloyd Neck. The Lloyds encouraged his interest in writing religious poems and helped him publish several prose and poetry works. His debut piece -- "An Evening Thought,” dated Dec. 25, 1760 -- earned him the distinction as America's first published black poet.

1767  --  manor house constructed around by Joseph Lloyd. Lloyd.

American Revolution  --  the British constructed a fort on the property. The house was trashed because Lloyd's son was a patriot.

1940-41  --  Charles Lindbergh leases the house in order to escape the limelight after his baby was kidnapped.

Marshall Field used the Henry Lloyd Manor as the main gatehouse to his Caumsett home.

Singer Billy Joel once lived in the property’s gate house. It's said he moved because boaters kept cruising by to ogle his then-wife: model Christie Brinkley.

1968  --  the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities acquires the house and its formal garden.

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