50 East Entry Road

Ca. 1910

This block bounded by East Loop Road and East Entry Road is among the earliest to be developed for residential use in the area. It originally was the location of three great mansions, of which only one remains today.

50 East Entry Road was once the site of a two-story frame structure with Colonial Revival and classical features. It was the family home of Johannes D. Hage, a successful Danish merchant who had emigrated to the United States in 1855. Hage paid the equivalent of $600k today for the mansion, where he and his wife Clara Merrick raised two children and remained for over 30 years. In 1975, the lot was subdivided and two new houses were built. The mansion was demolished in 2004.

Photo: Courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archive