ARCADY: A National Playground Where the Leaders of Contemporary Life May Sustain Their Capacity for Work by Bringing to Its Utmost the Art of Rest and Recreation

New York: Privately printed [for] Arcady Executives, (1929). First edition, one of a limited edition (this number 240) printed by William Edwin Rudge. Folio. (40) pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs, floor plans, map, color frontispiece by Harry Henderson, aquatints by Donald Douglas, large folded aerial map of the property laid in, illustrated endpapers. Elaborate, privately printed prospectus for a planned luxury golf resort community in coastal South Carolina, near Myrtle Beach, being developed by investor John T. Woodside of Greeneville, South Carolina, and others between 1926 and 1930, employing Johnson and Brannan Architects, New York. The Ocean Forest Hotel (completed in 1930 and demolished in 1974) and the Ocean Golf Course and Country Club (now known as Pine Lakes Country Club) were completed by 1930, but the Great Depression brought about the demise of the rest of the project. "Although the Woodside Brothers did not see their plans for Arcady come to fruition, they did build the first golfing facility in Myrtle Beach and paved the way for the town to become the golfing mecca it is today" (Myrtle Beach master plan). Rather widely held in institutions (OCLC locates 26 copies), but scarce in the trade, with no copies at auction during the past 35 years (ABPC, 1976-2010). Very good. Original paper-backed gilt-stamped boards (rubbed, corners bumped). (#5171). Item #58266

Price: $750.00

See all items in Americana, Architecture