Longstreet had hoped the home would become a playground for him and his friends, but he was soon disappointed when he realized it was too far for his friends to visit since the only way to get there was on foot or by carriage. Luckily, at the same time, another clothing merchant, Alonzo Yates, wanted to move from his mansion to a larger home with more land.
The home was renamed as Yates Castle and Alonzo and his wife quickly began living a life of entertainment. They often threw parties that were reviewed in the local paper and talked about for weeks. The lavish lifestyle didn't last long though.
He passed away in the home at the age of 53. Much of Alonzo's fortune was left to his young son, Alonzo "Lonnie" Yates Junior born in 1872, who was less then 10 years old at the time of his father's death. When of age, Lonnie began a reckless lifestyle using his father's funds. In 1899, Lonnie died at the early age of 26 and his family was unable to save the castle. The photo shows a young Alonzo Lonnie Yates Junior at the age of 6 with "Dodo" Platt daughter of Reverend Platt from Grace Episcopal Church Binghamton.
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