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Larchmont has always been distinguished from other settlements north of New York City by its thirteen acres of public-access shoreline and glaciated coast on Long Island Sound. Settled in the early 1800s, it became a resort community after wealthy New Yorkers began buying up abandoned farmland to create country estates. It rose to international fame on the coattails of the Larchmont Yacht Club.
ISBN: 9780738513003
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Judith Doolin Spikes compiled Larchmont as a tribute to her community. For this rich history, she combined more than two hundred vintage photographs with informative narrative. In it, she traces the evolution of Larchmont from Siwanoy fishing camp to incorporation as a mile-square village in 1891 to a commuter (first railroad, then automobile) suburb. She also includes the surrounding six-square-mile suburban area that shares the Larchmont postal address. Larchmont Village historian since 1980, she is the founding president of the Larchmont Historical Society and is a former teacher and journalist. She earned her doctorate from the University of Chicago.
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