Elmcroft Estate
General information
Town or cityUpper Brookville, New York
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°51′01″N 73°33′01″W / 40.850288°N 73.550205°W / 40.850288; -73.550205
Year(s) built1918

The Elmcroft Estate, also called the Norwich House,[1] is a historic mansion in Upper Brookville, New York, U.S. The 38-room property was built in 1918 by industrialist Frank C B Page, president of E W Bliss Machine Works in Brooklyn NY.[2] From 1938 to 1952 it was the residence of Nathan L. Miller, who served as the governor of New York from 1921 to 1922.[2] In 1952, it was purchased by the Soviet Union as a retreat for their diplomats.[3] Russian access to the site was commuted in the wake of the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections as part of a number of sanctions taken by the United States government against Russian diplomatic personnel.[4][5][6][7][3][8]

See also


  1. ^ Goldstein, Joseph (2016-12-30). "Diplomatic Vehicles Vacate Russia's Long Island Estate". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  2. ^ a b Sisson, Patrick (December 30, 2016). "The secret history of the Russian-owned estates now at the center of U.S. sanctions". Curbed.com. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kirby, Jen (December 30, 2016). "International Intrigue Near Long Island's Gold Coast". New York Magazine. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "U.S. shuts Russian compounds in Maryland, New York over hacking". CBS News. Associated Press. December 30, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking". The New York Times. December 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Mark Mazzetti & Michael S. Schmidt, Two Russian Compounds, Caught Up in History's Echoes, New York Times (December 29, 2016).
  7. ^ Ian Duncan, Shut down Russian Eastern Shore retreat offers glimpse at spy battles, Baltimore Sun (December 30, 2016).
  8. ^ Witte, Brian (December 30, 2016). "Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 Russian compounds". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 31, 2016.[dead link]