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Title
McCarthy Album 11, Photograph 228
Contributor
Audrey Fullerton-Samora of Sacramento, great niece of William and Grace McCarthy, donated the William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection to the California State Archives in 1996
Date Created and/or Issued
8/26/1934
Publication Information
California State Archives, a division of the California Secretary of State's Office
Contributing Institution
California State Archives
Collection
McCarthy (William M.) Photograph Collection
Rights Information
© 2017 by the California State Archives, a division of the Secretary of State’s Office. Contact the owner for more information at ArchivesWeb@sos.ca.gov or (916) 653-2246.
Description
Caption: "Jones's [sic] Beach Tower, New York. Aug. 26 1934." The large tower in the center of this photograph was a 188-foot-tall water tower in Jones Beach, built in 1930 in imitation of the Italianate-style bell tower of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. The Long Island State Park Commission began to develop what is now the Jones Beach area for a park in the 1920s, dredging enough sand to connect several of the barrier islands south of Long Island and raising the elevation of the islands by fourteen feet to create one large park. It opened to the public in 1929. It is now a state park, with an estimated six million visitors each year.
Type
image
Format
JPEG, scanned at 400 DPI, 24-bit color
Identifier
96-07-08-alb11-228
http://exhibits.sos.ca.gov/items/show/9581
http://exhibits.sos.ca.gov/files/original/ac822d85d0acdb751f49481b625491d1.jpg
Language
English
Subject
Water Tower, Jones Beach Island, New York
Place
Jones Beach Island, New York
Source
Image of an item within the William M. McCarthy Photograph Collection (96-07-08)

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