Apr 22 2017

Treasure Chest of Surveys and Maps Draws Large Crowd to the Parkway Preservation Society Meeting

Almost 100 people came out to view the recently discovered surveys and maps and a wonderful presentation of "Hidden History of Long Island" by author Richard Panchyk at the April 20th meeting of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society.

Special thanks to the Bethpage Public Library, Roy Knoernschild, John Hanc, Susan Blackwell and John and Dottie Cuocco for their contributions to this special evening.


Howard Kroplick

An ovation for Roy Knoernschild who discovered over 125 Motor Parkway surveys and maps dating back to 1906.

Over 20 maps and surveys were on display.

Viewing the 11-foot February 1908 map of Long Island.

Sampling of Surveys and Maps

Motor Parkway crossing North Hempstead Turnpike, August 15, 1924

Rocky Hill Road entance and exit to the Motor Parkway.

The Rocky Hill Lodge

The Searingtown proposed footbridge and subway that we never built.

The Motor Parkway stations in the the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown)

A Petit Trianon map

Presentation "Hidden History of Long Island"

Author Richard Panchyk related both the Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Races to the "Hidden History of Long Island".

Richard's book-signing was a big success with every single book sold.

Hidden History of Long Island


Apr 23 2017 Brian D McCarthy 11:17 AM

I really do think that the proposed tunnel/overpass in Searingtown was intended for safe passage to the nearby school for residents that lived N/O the LIMP. I assume another safe route to the school was established.

Apr 23 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:00 PM

Ron T:
Great meeting you last night at the meeting; thanks for the presentations and for making those documents so approachable

Apr 23 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:15 PM

Jeff R:
My daughter and I thank you for the presentations on Thursdays.

Apr 23 2017 Howard Kroplick 12:15 PM

David K:

Howard: I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the artifacts and listening to the presentation.

Apr 26 2017 Tim Gillane 10:03 PM

That tunnel/overpass in Searingtown would have been within a couple of doors of the house on Sigsbee Avenue where my wife’s great-grandmother lived with my wife’s great-aunt and great-uncle.  A lot of her family lived on Sigsbee and Dewey (in Albertson) in the 20s, 30s, and 40s.  My wife grew up on Yale Street in Williston Park, with the r.o.w. beyond the back yard fence.  By that time, the LIMP had been long closed.

Apr 27 2017 frank femenias 1:53 AM

Tim - Are there any family photos with sections or any portion of the LIMP appearing behind or nearby? That would be a rare treat for many to enjoy and see!

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