Nov 27 2013

The Garden City Hotel- Headquarters for the Vanderbilt Cup Race Commission

The Garden City Hotel, the largest and most exclusive hotel on Long Island, served as the headquarters for the Vanderbilt Cup Race Commission from 1904 to 1910.

As seen below, the hotel was the center of social activities during the races and sold out every single room.





The ad for the Garden City Hotel which appeared in the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race program guide.

The Garden City Hotel during the races as painted by Peter Helck.


Nov 27 2013 Ted 4:31 PM

Trying to catch up on things,falling too far behind. No luck with the computer yet and don’t know when I’ll get it back.    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you and keep up the good work

Dec 01 2013 Cathy Ball 2:15 AM

Great photos!
Cathy Ball

Dec 01 2013 JeRita 6:21 PM

Back as far as 1882 the Garden City Hotel was a prominent stop on the horse drawn coach runs to the estates on Long Island They would leave the Hotel Brunswick [26th and 5th] go north through Central Park then take the 92 St ferry to Queens then head east on what is now Northern Blvd to Lakeville stop at Vanderbilt’s Deepdale estate then have lunch at the Garden City and continue southeast to the estates along the Great South Bay They would change the team of horses every 8-10 miles Leave NYC at 7am and arrive at Vanderbilt’s Idle Hour in Oakdale by 5pm the trip was about 55 miles

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