Westchester County in the Gilded Age
If you think Westchester is a paragon of wealth now, you should’ve seen it when John D. Rockefeller and Jay Gould had run of the place. Here, a look at Westchester in the late 1800s.
City boys at Lyndhurst, May 26, 1905.
Photo Courtesy of Lyndhurst Collection, Westchester County Historical Society
At the Crossroads of Change: Westchester in the Gilded Age
Before there was a Kennedy and a Fortune 500 CEO in every Westchester PTA meeting, an elite few made up the Westchester royalty of the late 1800s. This is how they lived.
Emily Trevor Diary Entry: Christmas Week, 1895
An entry from the diary of Emily Trevor, daughter of financier and philanthropist John Bond Trevor
Westchester’s Gilded Age Who’s Who
A rundown on some of Westchester’s other notable players during the Gilded Age: who they are, what they did, and their impact on the County, then—and now.
Lyndhurst Estate: Analysis of an Average Week’s Mail Circa 1915
Return to Sender: Sorting through a week’s worth of mail at Lyndhurst.