Gold Coast Memories

Gold Coast Memories
is dedicated to collecting and preserving our community’s heritage and making it available to the public online. Our growing collection of digitized postcards photographs, documents and artwork is available for viewing on this website and as part of the Long Island Memories project.


Items of historical interest are also being added to our  pinterest1  boards.

In 2010, the Gold Coast Public Library joined Long Island Memories, the digitization initiative sponsored by the Long Island Libraries Resources Council. The goal of Long Island Memories is to provide the people of Long Island with access to a visual and oral record of Long Island's history, culture, government and industry.


We hope you enjoy exploring this collection and discovering the history of our unique home.

Tuesday, 05 August 2014 10:12

Back to School


Times and fashion may have changed but the arrival of autumn still means it’s time for schools to re-open and classes to start again. Do you recognize any faces from this 1955 First Grade photo, perhaps even your own? Maybe you have some old class photos from the Glen Head or Glenwood Landing schools that you could share with us, or maybe an old yearbook to add to our small but growing collection? If so, please stop by the reference desk or email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Glen Head School 1G 1955 


Class picture, First Grade, Glen Head School, 1955


Wednesday, 11 June 2014 10:12

In the Good Old Summertime


A few local waterfront scenes from a century ago. Postcards courtesy of the Griffin Collection.


Bathing Beach Glenwood Landing LI NY

Bathing Beach, Glenwood Landing c 1915


Bath House Glenwood Landing LI

Bath House, Glenwood Landing c 1907


Ayers Hotel and Boat Landing Glenwood Landing LI

Ayres Hotel and Boat Landing, Glenwood Landing c 1912


Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:55

The Restoration of Scudder's Pond

Scudders Pond Sea Cliff LI NY

Scudder’s Pond in 1927


Bordering Glenwood Landing and the Village of Sea Cliff, Scudder’s Pond was once a part

of the estate of Townsend Scudder (1865 - 1960), who served as a U.S. Congressman and

New York State Supreme Court Justice. Today, the pond is a regulated wetland that acts as

a filter for run-off into Hempstead Harbor. Over this past winter, the pond underwent major

restoration work, funded by federal and county grants and contributions from the Hempstead

Harbor Protection Committee and the Village of Sea Cliff. The project was designed to improve water quality in the harbor.

New vegetation was planted along the pond’s shores and two obsolete dams were replaced. The

original size and depth of the pond were also restored.



Winter, 2014



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