Who put the “aire” in the project prospectuses?
Who was that man?
I’d like to shake his hand
He gave this strip of beach the name “Saltaire”
I always wondered who had the audacity of hype in naming a summer resort like Saltaire Fire Island after the Lord Titus Salt’s world famous idealistic factory town of Saltaire, Bradfordshire. http://www.saltairevillage.info/ . Like, did you ever think of Saltaire Fire Island as a refuge for the working class hero? http://www.lyrics007.com/John%20Lennon%20Lyrics/Working%20Class%20Hero%20Lyrics.html
Turns out, wouldn’t you know, that the investor at the Fire Island Beach Development Corporation who gave Saltaire its name was a wealthy yachtsman.
From the July 28, 1911 Suffolk County News: