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Photo of Helen and James Parrish Jr.

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

This photo depicts the children of James C. Parrish - Helen and James Parrish Jr. - in front of the White Fence house on First Neck Lane. James was one of the six siblings of Samuel L. Parrish and contributed numerous donations to the Rogers Memorial Library and Southampton Art Museum during his time. Here we see James Jr. riding horseback as his sister stands on the bottom two steps of the front porch.

The White Fence was a specially designed home requested by Samuel Parrish to serve as the residence for his mother, located on First Neck Lane. The designer was none other than Stanford White, renowned architect in Southampton during the Gilded age and husband to Bessie Smith, a descendant of the founder of Smithtown.

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