Historical Views of the Rockaways
This old postcard of the Rockaway Point Inn at the foot of Reid Avenue, was most likely taken from Kennedy's Dock, just west of what later became J.J. Dannaher's Colony Club at Rockaway Point. The Rockaway Point Inn was founded by point pioneer Howard Reid in 1901.
The signs on the building advertise dining and dancing, Trommer's malt lager beer, and the largest of these on the side of the peak-roof building recommends that one should buy prudence-bonds!
What was a prudence bond?
This card was sent to a Mrs. David, from A. Louise, who was staying at 266 Oceanside at Rockaway Point.
Mrs. David lived in Burlington, N.J., RFD#2.