2008-02-15 / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

Hotel And Boat Landing At Rockaway Point In 1929
From The Rockaway Museum Commentary by Emil Lucev,Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

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.

All ferries from Sheepshead Bay to the point stopped at Reid's Dock until the service, in summer stopped in the early 1980s.

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.

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