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I believe it is an American estate, because of the flags, but I don't know where.

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/BM5cg.jpg)large buildings

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    I only think it is American because of the flag. – user107694 Jan 26 at 5:52
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    What flag? I do not see any American flag. – Nean Der Thal Jan 26 at 6:43
  • @NeanDerThal The flag at the top center of the building might be an American flag, but it's difficult to be sure as part of it seems to be obscured. – Michael Hampton Jan 26 at 7:59
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    What's the story of this image? – Michael Hampton Jan 26 at 7:59
  • I tried to identify the flags on the side, they do not match any of the state flags.. I thought that might be a good lead. – Nean Der Thal Jan 26 at 8:24
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This is the former Round Island House / Hotel Frontenac / The New Frontenac (with annex building) on Round Island near Clayton, NY, United States. The New Frontenac existed from ca 1898 till 1911, when it burned down. For pics and more details on its history, see Clayton's Historic Island Hotels by Rex Ennis.

Some more pics of the former "New Frontenac":

New Frontenac Hotel on Round Island, NY. From "Clayton's Historic Island Hotels" by Rex Ennis

New Frontenac Hotel on Round Island, NY. From Clayton Chamber of Commerce, https://www.1000islands-clayton.com/about/history/

New Frontenac Hotel on Round Island, NY. From "Did You Know? (1000 Islands Facts)" by Susan G. Smith, http://tilife.org/BackIssues/Archive/tabid/393/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2108/Did-You-Know-1000-Islands-Facts.aspx

Here's a map showing Round Island with the "New Frontenac":

Map of Round Island, NY. From "Did You Know? (1000 Islands Facts)" by Susan G. Smith, http://tilife.org/BackIssues/Archive/tabid/393/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2108/Did-You-Know-1000-Islands-Facts.aspx

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    Have to say that the island is not too round... – pbm Jan 26 at 10:39
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    @pbm but you could get 'round it pretty quick. There seems to be something of a fad for calling circularly-challenged islands 'round' - consider the example of Round Island, Mauritius - especially given its proximity to the more obviously circular 'Serpant Island' next door. More confusingly still, while Round Island is inundated with reptiles, Serpant Island has no snakes. But I digress... – Strawberry Jan 27 at 10:59
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    Thank you so much for this info! I just moved to Clayton, NY, and this picture was left behind. I love it, even more now that I know its history. Thanks again! – user107694 Jan 27 at 16:47

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