In 1824, a wealthy shipping merchant by the name of Abraham Bell purchased 245 acres in the area now known as Bayside. He created an upper and lower farm, bisected them with a country lane now called Bell Boulevard, and with this Bayside began to develop. Over the generations, Bayside evolved from its beginnings as a rural farming community to a resort destination with lavish estates that lined the shore of Little Neck Bay. Later the town was transformed again into a commuter suburb touted by real estate developers for its scenic beauty and convenient location. Bayside chronicles the community's ever-changing history through this collection of vintage photographs culled from the Bayside Historical Society's archives.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Alison McKay is the archivist at the Bayside Historical Society. She holds a master’s degree in art history from Hunter College and a master’s degree in library science from Queens College where she was also a recipient of the H. W. Wilson Academic Scholarship.
Table of Contents
The Alley 9
Bell Boulevard 17
Estates, Mansions, and Homesteads 31
Little Neck Bay 61
Famous Residents and Pillars of the Community 71
In and around Town 83
Actors' Row 95
Parades, Celebrations, and Events 107
Fort Totten 119