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Southampton (Paperback)

Author: Cummings, Mary

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Settled in 1640 by a group of Puritans from Massachusetts, Southampton, NY, changed very little until the railroad line from New York City reached the village in 1870. Then, with daily trains traveling east, wealthy New Yorkers were amazed to discover a bucolic backwater just hours away. By the turn of the century, Southampton was ranked among the most fashionable resorts on the East Coast. Over 200 photographs, many rare and previously unpublished, illustrate the changes that came to agrarian Southampton as successive waves of summer residents arrived, first to stay in farmhouses refurbished as boarding houses, then building their own sprawling summer "cottages." Drawn from local historical archives and private collections, these images will show how small-town life continued over the years in a place now world-renowned for its exclusive clubs, grand mansions, and celebrity residents.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738544526
SKU 202553691
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738544523
Release Date 8/1/1996
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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