Institute for Aeronautical Sciences Receives Guggenheim Estate As Gift

The estate of Mrs. Daniel Guggenheim near Pert Washington, L.I., has been given to the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences for the establishment of a research center as a memorial to her husband, it was announced yesterday by Major Lester D. Gardner, executive vice-president of the institute.

The council of the institute, in accepting the property, told Mrs. Guggenheim that her gift “will render a great service to the advancement of the art and science of aeronautics.” The 162-acre estate is located on Sands Point and includes two-thirds of a mile of waterfront and a forty-room residence overlooking Long Island Sound, as well as other buildings suitable for laboratories.

The property has been named Daniel Guggenheim Park by the council of the institute. A board of trustees will supervise the institute’s program for the use of the property and will appoint a board of scientific advisers to organize aeronautical research, the announcement said.

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