Glen Cove

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Situated on the beautiful north shore of Long Island, the city of Glen Cove is known as "the heart of the Gold Coast" and has a long and intricate history, dating back to its founding in 1668. The city's unique history follows a community that has been simultaneously rural, industrial, and suburban, with great factories alongside the sprawling country estates of wealthy families such as the Pratts and Morgans. Irish, Polish, and Italian immigrants came to work in the factories and build the estates, settling in the community and creating one of the most ethnically and economically diverse communities in America.
ISBN: 9780738556536
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Joan Harrison carefully selected these 220 vintage images from the archives of the Robert R. Coles Long Island History Room in the Glen Cove Public Library, as well as from more than 50 albums and collections held by local residents and institutions. She is a photographer and professor of art at the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University and has lived in four different areas of the city.
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