Bridgehampton's Summer Colony, New York (Images of America Series)

Bridgehampton's Summer Colony, New York (Images of America Series)

by Julie B. Greene


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The hamlet of Bridgehampton was settled in 1656 and aptly named for the bridge that was built to connect the settlements of Mecox and Sagaponack. Ninety miles from New York City, this rural farming community was transformed by the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road in 1870. With the notion that salt air and sea breezes were the perfect relief from the hot and sweltering isle of Manhattan, wealthy New Yorkers made the sojourn to the pristine shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On a trip down Ocean Road toward the beach, one would pass the grand homes of a toy importer, a pen manufacturer, a coal industrialist, a merchant tailor, and an inventor—the established summer colony. The region quickly gained a reputation as a pleasant summer resort—a reputation that still thrives today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467123273
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/27/2015
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 770,465
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Julie B. Greene is the curator and archivist for the Bridgehampton Museum and the local history librarian at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. She has utilized the photograph collections of the Bridgehampton Museum to present a visual narrative of Bridgehampton's early-20th-century summer colony.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Next Stop, Bridgehampton's Seaside Board 9

2 Boardinghouses 19

3 Cottages and Cottagers 37

4 Main Street 77

5 Summer Fun 95

6 The Beach 119

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