Oakland Beach from about 1906. Beyond the southern end of the beach was the home of Simeon and Julia Ford, above, a summer cottage of some 48 rooms. Simeon Ford was the co-owner of the Grand Union Hotel in New York. After her husband's death, Julia summered there until 1952; the house burned down in 1956. The Ford family owned the Knapp house.
Rheingold will be delivering a talk about the book and a signing on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 pm at the Square House Museum (1 Purchase Street, Rye. Hosted by the Rye Historical Society and Arcade Booksellers) and on Sunday, November 15th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Rye Free Reading Room (Rye Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye).