Picturesque Riverhead
(Americana - 20th Century - New York - Long Island - Riverhead)

Riverhead, L.I., New York: J. Harry Brown, 1908. F (12) pages; illustrated in black and white throughout; Grangebel Park and Upper Peconic River; Riverhead Churches; Water Tower; Entrance to Fair Grounds; Suffolk County Jail, Court House and Clerk's Office; The Woman's Building on the Fair Grounds; Business Section - Main Street - Residential Section; Cemetery Entrance and Soldiers' Monument; High School Building; Suffolk County Historical Society; "Riverhead" poem by M.R.B.; text gives a "Descriptive Sketch of Riverhead, the County Seat" giving details on the town's amenities, businesses, mention of the Long Island Railroad, Polish Hall, nearby resort areas, banking, business opportunities, the Riverhead Board of Trade: "...Through its determined efforts the Riverhead route of the Motor Parkway has been chosen. This alone will greatly enhance the values of property and bring thousands of visitors to the county seat each year. This energetic body is working hard for the extension of the L.I.R.R. from Wading River to Riverhead..."; not dated and circa 1908 from internal evidence; approx. 4" x 6" size, oblong format; stapled illustrated glossy paper wraps, a "Brown's Post Card Booklet" (not postally used); some light edge, tips wear, soiling to covers; in very good condition, interesting Riverhead ephemeral history. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23917)


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