by Brian Jennings
150 years ago this week. there may have been a war waging between Union Soldiers and Confederates in the South and in the West — but in Nyack, the Summer Season was about to begin. An ad for the Tappan Zee House appeared on the front page of The Rockland County Journal, announcing the “that the Season of 1862 will commence on the Third of July, and continue TEN WEEKS…only [for] persons of known respectability.”
The hotel was located on the East side of Piermont Avenue between Cornelison and Mansfield Avenues.