Home Directory. Tuesday, April 22, 1879.
Established as a weekly in 1866 and published “for the convenience of the boarding public,” the Home Directory solicited boarders for both city and country houses and resorts in New York City and Long Island. As publication managers, George D. Hawkins & Company claimed a circulation of
3,000, a readership that apparently doubled for the summer season.
The Directory described Oyster Bay as “one of the finest watering places on the island,” with nearby Cold Spring Harbor proclaimed as “a splendid summer resort.” Both were a stage ride away from the Long Island Railroad station at Syosset. Cold Spring Harbor’s Laurelton Hall boasted steamboat service direct from New York City to the hotel’s wharf.