New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Barbara Davis is New Rochelle in the popular Images of America series.
Soon after the first train barreled through town on December 25, 1848, New Rochelle was transformed from a quiet agricultural community into one of America’s premier suburban communities. New Rochelle attracted and inspired an extraordinary number of prominent individuals in the arts, theater, finances, sports, and social activism. New Rochelle documents this diverse history in over 200 vintage images in New Rochelle.
*Join the author for a book signing!
Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza New Rochelle, NY 10801
All author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the New Rochelle Public Library’s local history department, to further the preservation and promotion of community’s heritage.
Highlights of New Rochelle:
• Includes New Rochelle’s transformation from a farming community to one of New York’s earliest and most popular suburban communities
• Features downtown “hot spots” such as the Boston Spa, Loew’s Movie Theater, and other local favorites
• Shows rare pictures of the construction of the New York-Westchester-Boston Railway, which was only in existence for 25 years
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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