Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn Heights, New York City, 1922: A historical sketch commenorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the opening of the church, by Rosco C. E. Brown. P. 32.
"In the fall of 1900, the parish raised a fund to establish a holiday house where working women and girls could be invited for short periods of rest during the summer vacation. The house at Brookhaven was purchased and has been maintained ever since. In the twenty years of its use, it has given opportunity for a two weeks' vacation for women and girls who would otherwise have been unable to visit the country."
From the Brooklyn Eagle, 21 Apr 1902:
"The members of the Holiday House Committee of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, of which the Rev. Dr. S.D. McConnell is rector, have purchased a house here [Brookhaven] containing eighteen rooms for a holiday house for self-supporting women and girls. It is to be in charge of Miss Emily Rodman, deaconess of the Church of the Holy Trinity.
"A fund amounting to $4,487 was raised, of which $3,500 was paid on the house. Many members of Trinity Church were among the contributors, including Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Arnold, Miss Bacon, Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Dreier, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Howard, Miss Howard, Mrs. Hinman, Mrs. Kalbfleisch, Mrs. Knowton, Mrs. Liebman, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Noyes, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Swan, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. White, Mrs. Ketchum, Mrs. John Gibb, Mrs. Walter Gibb, Miss Bristol, Mrs. Lyndon Sunn, Mr. Noyes and Mr. Peabody.
For two years Miss Rodman has taken parties to the country for a vacation, but this year the plan has broadened and the result has been the purchase of this comfortable summer vacation home. It is partly furnished and will be arranged to accommodate twelve to eighteen women at a time. The house will be open this summer for six weeks, but it is the intention of the deaconess to keep it open for ten or twelve weeks in future summers."