Bay Shore Beach opened in 1898, hosted state and national conferences, sporting events and concerts including Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and Ella Fitzgerald. Bay Shore, a cooperative venture funded by 60 African-American businessmen, began as a four-room cottage.
By 1930, Bay Shore had a three-story beachfront hotel with 70 rooms, a café, pier, pavilion and bathhouses. It drew tourists from across the East Coast and Midwest.
It continued to draw visitors through the 1960s. After integration, it declined in popularity and closed in 1973.
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