Greenlawn: A Long Island Hamlet

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From the archives of the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association comes this striking visual history of the north shore Long Island hamlet of Greenlawn. Originally known as Oldfields, the area was settled in the early 1800s by farmers. The extension of the Long Island Railroad through the farmlands in 1867-1868 provided the impetus for the development of a profitable pickle and cabbage industry, the growth of the community, and the arrival of vacationers, many of whom soon became year-round residents. Greenlawn includes stories of the Halloween eve conflagration, the Adirondack-style vacation retreat, the opera house, the farmhouse murders, the vaudevillians, and the Pickle King, among others. Today, houses cover the old farmlands; yet Greenlawnwith -one main street of small shops, a railroad crossing that halts traffic throughout the day, and many historical buildings-still retains its small-town charm.
ISBN: 9780738504568
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For Greenlawn, Louise Dougher, longtime director of the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association, and Carol Bloomgarden, a librarian and an association trustee, have employed vintage photographs and documents, oral histories, and written recollections-particularly the research of Russell Brush, the association's founder and first president. Sure to be treasured by everyone interested in Long Island's past, this compilation will serve as both a historical portrait and a tribute to Greenlawn.
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