Collection Facts

Extent: 
130 items
Dates of Original: 
c.1900-1940
Collection Owner:

Historical Context

In 1844, Brentwood began as Thompson Station and Suffolk Station, two new stations on the expansion of the mainline of the Long Island Rail Road. On March 21, 1851, it became the utopian community named Modern Times. The colony was established on 750 acres of land by Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews. In 1864, it was renamed Brentwood after the town of Brentwood, Essex, in England.

Scope of Collection

The collection consists of over 100 historic postcards of Brentwood, NY from the early 20th Century. The postcards depict various buildings, places of worship, pastoral scenes and houses in the hamlet. Additionally the collection has advertisements from local businesses.