Seaford in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
wealthy N.Y.C. Entrepreneur
James Meinell, became noted
turn of the century hotel.
A landmark until razed in 1964.
Erected 2012 by Historical Society of the Massapequas.
Location. 40° 40.025′ N, 73° 28.856′ W. Marker is in Seaford, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Seaford Avenue and Merrick Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Seaford Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seaford NY 11783, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Jones, Esquire (approx. half a mile away); West Neck (approx. half a mile away); Massapequa Hotel (approx. half a mile away); Massapequa Manor (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cpl. Albert F. Klestinec, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Grace Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Complex (approx. 1.1 miles away); Washington Tour 1790 (approx. 1.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located on the eastern edge of the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve.
Also see . . .
1. Red House, Tackapausha, Massapequa (Seaford, NY, Notes) (Submitted on July 30, 2017.)
2. The Red House Historical Marker (Massapequa Patch, George Kirchmann, April 2, 2013). "James Meinell was born in England in 1785 and came to the United States in 1808. He settled in New York City and became wealthy in the leather business. His name was one of several listed in descriptions of wealthy New Yorkers, along with P. T. Barnum, John Jacob Astor and William Dodge. He also bought a theater on Lower Broadway known as the New American Theater and fostered the development of Laura Keene and her acting troupe, who were presenting Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater the night Abraham Lincoln was shot." (Submitted on July 30, 2017.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
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