Goldie Durlester

Depression-era resident and survivor of the 1932 fire

Goldie Durlester
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Goldie Durlester, daughter of a ladies' coat and suit pattern maker, was born in 1925. In the period prior to the start of the second World War, Durlester lived in a half-dozen or so locations around Coney Island and the West End. A survivor of the great 1932 fire, which claimed her home and forced her family to leave Coney for a time, Durlester recalls in this interview what it was like to grow up in the area during the Depression.

Goldie Durlester passed away on August 29, 2017 at 92.