Greek Immigrant Donated Taylor’s Island to Shelter Island 70 Years Ago (Pics)

Taylor's Island where Greek immigrant Sotirios Tavoularis' house in the distance. (Photo by TNH/Costas Bej)

NEW YORK – Sotirios Gregoriou Tavoularis (S. Gregory Taylor), donated the eponymous Taylor’s Island to Shelter Island, New York, 70 years ago for public use. At the same time, he donated the amount of $10,000 (a huge amount at that time) to preserve his country house.

Taylor’s Island is not widely known to New Yorkers for two main reasons, the first being related to the fact that three generations have already passed since the death of Sotirios Gregoriou Tavoularis, and secondly …

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