The Brook--
A.R.'s Saratoga
Gambling House
Saratoga Race Track Crowd,
circa 1907
Brook Club Gambling Chip
Grandstand Saratoga Race Track
Arnold Rothstein's Saratoga Chronology

1904 - Makes first trip to Saratoga aboard the Cavanagh Special; strands Abe Attell.
1909 - Marries Carolyn Green at Saratoga Springs; pawns her jewelry (August 12).
1917 - Begins bankrolling Saratoga gambling house owner Harry Tobin.
1919 - Opens The Brook in Saratoga Springs.
1920 - Subway Sam Rosoff loses $100,000 in one night at The Brook (August).
1920 - Rothstein wins between $850,000 and $900,000 on Sailing B (August 27).
1921 - Engages Bill Fallon to defend Jules Hormel on charge of bribing Saratoga
1921 - Rothstein's Sporting Blood wins the Travers; wins purse of $10,275, plus
$450,000 in winning bets (August).
1922 - Sells The Brook to Nat Evans (alternate date: 1925).
1926 - Saratoga Taxpayers' Association petitions Governor Alfred E. Smith to probe
local corruption.
1926 - Gambler George Formel charges A.R. paid Saratoga County District
Attorney Charles B. Andrus $60,000 in "protection."
1934 - Evans insures The Brook and its contents for $117,000 (November 1).
1934 - The Brook burns down (December 31).
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Arnold Rothstein ran one of Saratoga Spring's most opulent casinos, The Brook; operated his
own racing stable, Redstone Stables; won and lost hundred of thousands at the track, bribed
various and sundry local officials; plotted the fixing of a World Series--and married showgirl
Carolyn Green there in August 1909.  
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185 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, New York
185 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs, New York--
where Arnold Rothstein and Carolyn Green married on
Thursday, August 12, 1909 with Herbert Bayard Swope and
Margaret "Pearl" Honeyman as witnesses, justice of the
peace Fred Bradley officiating.

Carolyn Rothstein wrote: "I was wearing a large black hat
of Milan straw, a black-and-white silk dress, black patent
leather shoes, and black stockings. There were no
flesh-colored stockings in those days, and well I remember
my sense of shock when I saw flesh-colored stockings
being worn for the first time. They seemed indecent.
I always wore black and white in those days. We all wore
corsets, of course, and I have a memory that my sleeves
were rather large, and my skirts rather long."
185 Washington Street,
as it appeared in
July 2003