View of Main House and Swimming Pool from Sunken Gardens, Sanita, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island

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Title

View of Main House and Swimming Pool from Sunken Gardens, Sanita, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island

Subject

Mansions
Sanitation workers--New York (State)--New York
Swimming pools

Description

View of the main house and swimming pool from the sunken gardens at "Sanita." New York City Sanitation Department workers and their families are seen swimming in and standing around the pool. Note: In June, 1939, Addie Kahn, wife of Otto Kahn, sold her "Cold Spring Harbor" mansion (today known as OHEKA Castle) to the Welfare Fund of the New York City Department of Sanitation, who renamed it "Sanita." For a brief period in the summer of 1939, it was used as a recreation and rest center for New York City sanitation workers and their families. However, based on claims of a zoning code violation, the Town of Huntington later won a legal battle that led to the closing of Sanita. (B&W)

Creator

Eagle Post Card View Co., New York

Date

c.1939

Contributor

Michael O’Connor

Rights

Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Type

Postcard

Identifier

Postcard Collection CL009

Coverage

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Files

Cold Spring Harbor, CL009.jpg

Citation

Eagle Post Card View Co., New York, “View of Main House and Swimming Pool from Sunken Gardens, Sanita, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island,” Hofstra University Library Special Collections: Digital Collections, accessed February 28, 2020, https://omeka.hofstra.edu/items/show/1651.

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