1640 - 1908 Pamphlet Number Two Southampton Village Ordinances Incorporated 1894

Southampton, Long Island New York: Southampton Town Trustees, 1908. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Item #028506

43 pages; with a double-page folding map of the Village of Southampton as frontispiece, incorporating corrections to 1908 from the 1894 original, showing the boundaries of the village, various ponds (noting sizes in acres), incandescent street lights, arc street lights, double nozzle & single nozzle hydrants, macadam roads, with statistical numbers of these as well as acreages given of water, land, linear feet of ocean frontage, also showing Long Island Rail Road line. The pamphlet's Preface notes that "Changes in the state law made necessary the revision of our village ordinances...We believe publicity is a cure for some defects in our form of government, and hope this effort to give the taxpayers a clear idea of the true condition of village affairs will be appreciated..." With a useful index of contents including: village officers; meetings & times; budgets & assessment information; the ordinances themselves, which includes acts concerning amusements (ball playing prohibited in streets); destruction of trees or hitching animals to them; speed of motor vehicles (limited to one mile in five minutes); fireworks & firearms, intoxication, vulgarity, circuses, merry-go-rounds and other resolutions and duties of village officers. Black and white illustrated throughout: people in a small boat on a flooded Job's Lane; various roadways, church buildings; the Fire Dept.; old school houses including the Southampton Union School Building; Rogers Memorial Library; post office & railway station; commercial buildings including Southampton Water Works Company, Suffolk Light, Heat and Power Co., Ice Company, the Art Museum; The Meadow Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the Bathing Station and a wigwam built by Shinnecock Indians (beehive thatched shape). Also with a useful chronology of the village, "Historic Events Especially Interesting to our Citizens" printed double column and giving 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th century occurrences with dates and a short précis of each, about a hundred or so such items. Other historical information gives data and a comparative village-by-village chart of other towns on Long Island. Includes the number of public intoxication arrests, village statistics, old houses, voting and tax information, list of newspapers and concluding with a directory of summer residents at Southampton season of 1908, with their names and addresses, a notice of the Southampton Fresh Air Home (for Crippled Children) and the LIRR timetables. Approx. 8 1/4" x 11" size; bound in the original stapled gray printed paper wrap covers; some edge wear to wraps; back cover gone. In good condition overall and a good inventory of the condition of the village in 1908.

Price: $65.00