The Rockville Centre House Where It Happened in 1954
When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18th, Long Island media included coverage about Martin Ginsburg’s family home in Rockville Centre, where he and Bader were married in 1954. The Colonial reminded me of the homes in the RVC area my family lived in during the late 1980’s.
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Checking Google maps, I saw the former Ginsburg – and current Chloe and Brian Schiele – family home was less than a mile north of where my family lived decades ago, so I just had to see and photograph where the woman who would become the Notorious RBG was married.
Soon after arriving, I met BRIAN SCHIELE and his daughter MAEVE, and we chatted as I captured photos.
Though her parents have known about the Ginsburg connection since they bought the house in 2016 from Martin Ginsburg’s sister and brother-in-law, Claire and Edward Steipleman, Maeve first found out after Justice Ginsburg died. Since then, Maeve’s had a chance to share the history of her home with her classmates.
When asked how the past few days have been, Meave said, “It’s overwhelming!”
Later, I asked to photograph a clearly busy CHLOE SCHIELE in front of her home, and she kindly agreed.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes:
- “Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”
- “At my advanced age – I’m now an octogenarian – I’m constantly amazed by the number of people who want to take my picture.”
- FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Rockville Centre, NY, U.S. Sept. 21, 2020. CHLOE SCHIELE poses in front her home, where Ruth Bader and Martin Ginsburg were married in 1954. The Schiele family bought the Colonial home in Rockville Centre, Long Island, in 2016. (© 2020 Ann Parry)
RVC Home of RGB Wedding: my PHOTO GALLERY
“My Own Words“ (2016) by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett & Wendy W. Williams