The Southampton Cottages of Gin Lane: The Original Hamptons Summer Colony

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Founded in 1640 on the eastern end of Long Island, Southampton is New York's oldest English settlement. In its seaside scenes and structures, it still exudes importance and historicism. Nowhere is this grandeur more evident than among the residences associated with its original summer cottagers. Many of these splendid homes have graced the village's estate area since the 1880s and have been frequented by names still famous today, such as Gloria Vanderbilt and Henry Ford II. They survived Long Island's devastating hurricane in 1938 and witnessed the ebb and flow of trends in style, culture and design. Local author Sally Spanburgh uses her historical and architectural expertise to tell the stories behind the construction, preservation and lives of these historic structures, beginning with those found on the exclusive Gin Lane.
ISBN: 9781609492786
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Images: 76
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sally Spanburgh resides in Southampton Village, New York, with her husband and daughter. She is active with several east end historical societies, including those in Bridgehampton and Southampton, and currently serves as the chairperson of the Town of Southampton Landmarks and Historic Districts Board. She is also a freelance consultant and writer, maintaining her own blog and contributing to various news publications. Prior to her preservation work, she was employed with architectural firms in New York City and Southampton for fifteen years. She has a master's in architecture from Syracuse University, has studied preservation at Columbia University and has a BS in environmental design (interiors) from Syracuse University.