East Hampton’s great estates of yesteryear

From left: Artist Albert Herter's estate, known as "Pres Choisis; the 60-acre estate, now known as "The Creeks" and home to cosmetics tycoon Ron Perelman

From left: Artist Albert Herter’s estate, known as “Pres Choisis; the 60-acre estate, now known as “The Creeks” and home to cosmetics tycoon Ron Perelman

East Hampton may be known for its over-the-top real estate, but the homes of today don’t hold a candle to the estates of last century.

The Library of Congress recently released hundreds of lantern slides (hand-colored glass transparencies) of old gardens, including some images of gardens in East Hampton 100 years in the past.

We combed through the pictures and, where possible, figured out what happened to the properties.

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