New Rochelle (Postcard History) (Paperback)

New Rochelle (Postcard History) By Barbara Davis Cover Image


Beginning with its settlement by refugees seeking religious freedom to its present standing as a diverse and vibrant city, New Rochelle's 325-year-old story reflects many great American trends and social movements. From a small town of farms to one of New York's leading suburbs, by the turn of the 20th century, New Rochelle was a fashionable spot from which to "drop a note." The "Golden Age of Postcards" arrived at an ideal time for the rapidly growing community, which boasted an array of winning characteristics, including 12 meandering miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, attractive neighborhoods styled as "residential parks," an up-and-coming downtown, and many impressive structures. In New Rochelle, vintage postcards from the New Rochelle Public Library's local history collection provide a wonderful glimpse into the years New Rochelle's core identity took shape.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738592831
ISBN-10: 0738592838
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: September 24th, 2012
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Postcard History