Collection Facts

Extent: 
5 items
Dates of Original: 
1930-1950
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Originally comprising vast areas of the North Shore of Long Island, from Great Neck to Huntington, the Long Island Gold Coast, as it was called, was a favorite retreat of the rich and famous. Starting at about the turn of the century and through the 1930's, the North Shore was a virtual Who's Who of High Society. From the Astors to the Vanderbilts, this was the place to be for some of the most notable Americans. The mansions constructed during that period numbered in the hundreds.

Scope of Collection

The collection consists of real estate brochures, railroad terminal maps and invitations from Glen Head and Glenwood Landing, NY.