Built in 1892 for Samuel Gamble Bayne (1844- 1924 ), the son of a prosperous merchant in the town Ramelton, Ireland. At the age of twenty-five Sam graduated from Queen's University Belfast and decided to travel to America. While he was here Samuel G. Bayne accumulated enough wealth to join the billionaires club. His wealth was based on gold prospecting in California, oil in Texas and banking; he was a founder of Seaboard National Bank, which ultimately after several mergers and acquisitions became what we all know and love today - Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase). Could that be the nearly 80 year old Bayne sitting on the steps?
If his house was here still, if you crazy enough to have a car on this island and in this neighborhood, you would probably spend some time waiting for a green light in front of it. Not an unpleasant site to sit in front of.