The Gilded Age on Connecticut's Gold Coast:: Transforming Greenwich, Stamford and Darien by Maggie GordonThe Gilded Age on Connecticut's Gold Coast:: Transforming Greenwich, Stamford and Darien by Maggie Gordon

The Gilded Age on Connecticut's Gold Coast:: Transforming Greenwich, Stamford and Darien

byMaggie Gordon

Paperback | February 25, 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.
Title:The Gilded Age on Connecticut's Gold Coast:: Transforming Greenwich, Stamford and DarienFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1626193274

ISBN - 13:9781626193277

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