The Gilded Age on Connecticut's Gold Coast

The Gilded Age on Connecticut's Gold Coast

Transforming Greenwich, Stamford and Darien

eBook - 2014
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When the railroad came through in 1848, it transformed Connecticut's Gold Coast, luring wealthy upper-crust New Yorkers to retreat from the urban crush. The cosmopolitan gentility built their magnificent mansions and suburban paradises in Greenwich, Stamford and Darien. Ornate hotels along the water welcomed American royalty, and resorts beckoned business tycoons for luxurious country weekends. Much of the Gilded Age opulence remains today in areas like Belle Haven, Wallacks Point, Shippan and Long Neck Point. Author Maggie Gordon leads a roaring romp through this most pivotal time and the gilding of lower Fairfield County. Discover the allure the virgin shorelines offered, the pilgrimage out to Connecticut, the architecture and the famous and infamous high-rollers -- Rockefeller, Marion, Carnegie, Benedict, Tweed -- who occupied the lands.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9781625848215
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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Maggie Gordon describes the transformation of shoreline communities such as Greenwich from farming communities to resort areas. Describes such wealthy people as Rockefeller, Benedict and Tweed.

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