Rye, New York (Postcard History Series)

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Rye, now a suburb of New York City, has a fascinating history dating from its founding in 1660. Due to its extensive waterfront on Long Island Sound, Rye has been home to several major amusement parks, as well as beaches and nearly a dozen clubs. These clubs have featured sailing, golf, and swimming, and numerous postcard scenes in Rye show the ways in which residents entertained themselves over the years. Rye also contains plentiful views of the churches and schools in town, which date back well into the 19th ...
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Overview


Rye, now a suburb of New York City, has a fascinating history dating from its founding in 1660. Due to its extensive waterfront on Long Island Sound, Rye has been home to several major amusement parks, as well as beaches and nearly a dozen clubs. These clubs have featured sailing, golf, and swimming, and numerous postcard scenes in Rye show the ways in which residents entertained themselves over the years. Rye also contains plentiful views of the churches and schools in town, which date back well into the 19th century. The town has had a number of famous private schools and institutions, including St. Benedict's Home for Colored Children and the Osborn. Scenes also show civic buildings, such as the fire stations, post offices, train stations, and the mansions of the wealthy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738572000
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,508,446
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul D. Rheingold has been a Rye resident for more than 45 years. He is a member of the Rye Historical Society and formerly served on its board. He is past chairman of the Rye Planning Board and a practicing lawyer.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Downtown 11

2 Around town 25

3 Homes 33

4 Churches 45

5 Schools and Institutions 51

6 clubs 61

7 Oakland Beach and Rye Town Park 73

8 Rye Beach, Inns, and Restaurants 89

9 Early Amusement Parks 97

10 Playland 109

Bibliography 126

Index 127

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