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Re-Couture Tour | 5 Fun Facts on Roosevelt Field
As we continue to chronicle our beautification journey, we stumbled upon some interesting history about Roosevelt Field.
We’ve made two tour stops on Long Island in recent weeks. First Manhasset, now Roosevelt Field. And, for those of you familiar with malls out on New York’s east end, you’ll know this is a definitely a shopper’s destination. We’ve proudly rolled out some special highlights, and in the process, have discovered a bit of history…
- This new space features our newly installed custom shelving units, which beautifully house and showcase our accessories collection.
- The space was originally called Hempstead Plains Aerodrome, and was renamed in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt’s son, Quentin, who was killed in air combat during World War I.
- Roosevelt Field hosted many of aviation’s historic early flights, including Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic solo flight in 1927.
- Aline Rhonie Hofheimer, supported Britain’s WWII efforts as one of aviation’s first female pilots. She went on to learn painting from Mexican artist Diego Rivera. One of her murals, a 126-foot-long fresco represented aviation history at a hangar in Roosevelt Field. The mural is currently on display at the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens, New York.
- Roosevelt Field is New York State’s largest high-end shopping mall.