20th Century History


Pre Roslyn Country Club

Roots of the Roslyn Country Club: Rushmore Farms

Moore Estate:
Site of 1932 Endorsement of Roosevelt by Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform
(Time Magazine: Monday, Jul. 18, 1932 Ladies at Roslyn)

Munsey Park Village History (where Levitt first bought land to build the Roslyn Country Club neighborhood)

Clark Gardens is the Former Estate of Greenville Clark, World Peace Advocate


The following are articles were published in the 20th century about our neighborhood, since its inception in 1949.

It is fascinating to look back and see the history of the neighborhood. If we forget the past, we will not learn from past experiences.

If you have any other articles or suggestions, feel free to let us know and leave a comment.

The Rancher, a publication made by and for the neighborhood:

1949.10.08 – Levitt Assembles 400-Acre Site In Nassau County for 700 Homes
Plans Country Club Facilities for Buyers of Houses at $17,500 Up – Draper Estate, Formerly in Old Westbury, Part of Tract

1949.12.23 – Civic Association approved funds for safety (Newsday)

1951.01.07 – Levittown Financing
Broker Closed 4,348 Loans of $33,429,850 During 1950

1952.11.18 — Roslyn Country Club Village Incorporation Meeting (Newsday)

1956.06.09 – On Near-By Tennis CourtsRoslyn Rising Center

1960.01.15 – Levitt Loses Contest With Roslyn Owners Over Country Club  (Decision)

1960.01.16 – Ruling On Roslyn Club
Lawyer Says Appeal Decision Wasn’t Adverse to Levitt

1971.03.28 – Women Seeking New Life on Long Island

1982 (May) – Jason Alexander (aka George Costanza) married at Roslyn Country Club

1982.09.12 – Communities Take Role in Watch on Crime (New York Times)

1982.10.28 – Civilian Crime Fighters on Patrol (Newsday)

1983.05.29 – When Citizens Fight Back (Newsday)

1983.06.26 – RCCCA Setting Up Own Blood Banks

1991.04.21 – A Levitt Community Marks 40 Years

1996.02.18 – Surveillance Cameras Monitor Comings and Goings in Roslyn [Country Club] (New York Times)

1998.05.28 – Someone’s Watching: Internet surveillance in Roslyn Heights (Newsday)

2000.03.05 – In Region/Long Island; New Houses in Nassau: Strong Market, Little Supply (New York Times)

2000.09.10 – Teenage Shoppers (Purses by Brinks)

One thought on “20th Century History”

  1. I lived in RCC from 1949-1962 at 7 Clover Lane-would like to hear from others who were there at the same time and possibly have copies of THE RANCHER during that time frame

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