“Glen Spey, NY, USA” was established by the late George R. MacKenzie(President of the Singer Sewing Machine Company), who was born and reared in the highlands of Scotland, and who conceived the idea of establishing an American designed home among the picturesque mountain scenery of New York State. He accordingly purchased about 3,000 acres of land in Sullivan county among the Mountains, 1,500 feet above the level of the sea, and converted what was then a barren wilderness, into what today is almost an earthy paradise.
Having made his house as attractive as possible, Mr. MacKenzie turned his attention to the extensive grounds about, and with the aid of landscape gardeners and skilled workers, rendered them beautiful. The grounds around
the mansion were laid out in terraces and planted with rare shrubs, vines and flowers, along rows of silver maples were set out on either side of the winding walks. Artificial lakes and ponds were made, and in the center of the lakes, on a small island, was built a swan house, about which many of the graceful birds floated.Above, (and Below a close up), is the derelict remains of The Swan House*
This property is on the registry of Historical Landmarks