St. James sits among a variety of old and intensely interesting communities that dot the north shore of Long Island, many of which date to the mid-1600s. After being named in the mid-1800s, it quickly became one of the hot spots that stars of the American vaudeville stage made their own. Built beside the homes of farmers and millers were hotels, a casino, and the mansions of the rich and famous, giving the community a fascination all its owna fascination that is clearly captured in the pages of St. James.
About the Author
Geoffrey K. Fleming carefully chose for St. James a mix of vintage images from public institutions, private historians, and other collectors. He handpicked, researched, and arranged the pictures to offer a glimpse of a bygone era in a beautiful setting. The author of Bridgehampton and Southold, he currently serves as the director of the Southold Historical Society and as the historian for the village of Head-of-the-Harbor.