| Glen Island Advertising Card,
John Starin, a shipping magnate in New York in the 1870s, purchased
Glen Island, a 50-acre estate just off New Rochelle in Long Island
Sound, in 1879. He built on the island an enormous amusement park
with dining pavilions, bathing beaches, a zoo, a German castle
and many other attractions. Starin’s steamboats
brought thousands of New Yorkers up to New Rochelle to enjoy Glen Island’s
many delights. The Disney World of its day, the resort proved to be
one of Westchester’s
most successful day resorts, lasting into the early years of the 20th century.
It was bought by Westchester County in 1923 for use as a county park.
This record is also associated with:
City of New Rochelle