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Rye, now a suburb of New York City, has a fascinating history dating from its founding in 1660. Due to its extensive waterfront on Long Island Sound, Rye has been home to several major amusement parks, as well as beaches and nearly a dozen clubs. These clubs have featured sailing, golf, and swimming, and numerous postcard scenes in Rye show the ways in which residents entertained themselves over the years. Rye also contains plentiful views of the churches and schools in town, which date back well into the 19th century. The town has had a number of famous private schools and institutions, including St. Benedict's Home for Colored Children and the Osborn. Scenes also show civic buildings, such as the fire stations, post offices, train stations, and the mansions of the wealthy.
ISBN: 9780738572000
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul D. Rheingold has been a Rye resident for more than 45 years. He is a member of the Rye Historical Society and formerly served on its board. He is past chairman of the Rye Planning Board and a practicing lawyer.