This weekend's Mystery Foto documented an early aerial of a large section of the Motor Parkway.
Answers to Mystery Foto questions:
- Identify the location of the aerial from left to right
The Long Island Motor Parkway from Wheeler Road to Rosevale Avenue
- Identify the major roads in the aerial
See below Femenias Findings
- How many Motor Parkway bridges can be seen in the aerial?
Bridges were planned for eight intersections in the aerial but none were built.
- What Motor Parkway structures are in the aerial?
Ronkonkoma Lodge, Petit Trianon and the Petit Trianon Annex
- How wide was the Motor Parkway in this section?
- When was this photo taken and why?
1930 as part of an aerial survey by Suffolk County
Congrats to Dave Russo, Paul DiNatale, Tim Ivers, Frank Femenias (see Femenias Findings), Steve Lucas, Art Kleiner (see Kleiner's Korner maps), Greg O., and Dick Gorman for identifying the biggest lake on Long Island. Kudos to Tim Ivers and Art Kleiner for nailing the 16-foot width, the 1930 date and the reason for the survey.
Motor Parkway Specifications
A1936 memo from the Long Island Motor Parkway, Inc.: The width of the road from Bethpage to Lake Ronkonkoma was 16 feet wide.
The 36 Motor Parkway bridges that were never built.
1925 schematic of Petit Trianon and the Annex
The Petit Trianon Annex
Femenias' Finding (Submitted by Frank Femenias)
Then & Now
1. Wheeler Rd.
2. Roosevelt Bl.
3. Hawthorne Av.
4. Hoffman Ln.
5. Blydenburgh Rd.
6. South Bedford Av.
7. Old Nichols Rd.
8. Terry Rd.
9. Parkway Bl.
10. Oakdale Av.
11. Rosevale Av.
Possible locations of the Ronkonkoma Lodg, west of Woodlawn Avenue. Any comments if any of these two circles are correct?
Kleiner's Korner (Submitted by Art Kleiner)