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Feb 22 2017 Bob DeStefani 3:14 PM

In regard to the comments made that no concrete blocks existed in 1909 when the Petit Trianon was built.
The first hollow concrete block was designed in 1890 by Harmon S. Palmer in the United States.  By1905, an estimated 1,500 companies were manufacturing concrete building blocks in the United States.

Read more: http://www.madehow.com/Volume-3/Concrete-Block.html#ixzz4ZRZrAxRD

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Feb 22 2017 Bob DeStefani 12:20 PM

I have to make this comment to set the record straight, the comment by Mr. Harold Sauter on Feb 2017 is completely wrong except for two insignificant comments one being the beach is not owned by the people that live there, he is right, it was never owned by the people but, and a very important but, is the property owners had beach rights, which means they had the right to use the beach and didn’t have to upkeep it, the township had to take care of it.  It’s almost better than owning it.  The second comment was that some home owners property goes right to the water, this is true, but not in that location.

Mr. Sauder, you said you were inside the Petit Trianon, can you draw a floor plan as you remember it, and send it in?  I‘m sure the readers that are interested in the Petit Trianon would like to see how it was.

If not, I can draw you one along with the basement, second floor, third floor, attic and all the surrounding grounds.  I can also list some trivia such where the access ladders to the attic were, or the location of the wine locker, the dumbwaiters, or the unlocked doors to enter the Trianon were.

Bob DeStefani

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Feb 21 2017 Dave Russo 8:09 PM

I got a big kick out of the newspaper article that Art attached. Are you telling me that the Wantagh Parkway 10 mile section only cost $4400 to build? How is that possible? And they finished three months ahead of schedule? I wonder if that has happened since 1938??!!

Any thoughts as to why the Salisbury Park Drive posts have two slots and the Stewart Ave bridge posts only have one? That’s why I was originally hopeful that the posts on Salisbury Park Dr were original wood LIMP posts. Is that possible????

So these little wood posts and connector pieces were the only thing preventing cars / pedestrians from falling off the bridge? Wow.

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Feb 21 2017 frank femenias 9:17 AM

Frank Mendyk - Did you mean the concrete at the Mobil station (corner of Newbridge Rd)? That paved path is interesting because although it’s on gas station property, it serves no purpose for the station at all.

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Feb 21 2017 Art Kleiner 8:15 AM

Howard - correction on the 1947 photo - bridge is over the WSP, not Northern State. 
Steve - no problem - you owe me one. 
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Howard Kroplick

Art, good catch!

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Feb 20 2017 Frank Nemzer 7:41 PM

Congratulations on the addition of this beautiful Tucker, and on your Best in Class at Boca. It was great seeing you and the Mustang III last week and will miss you at Amelia.  And thanks for that peak into your garage.  Where is the Chrysler?  Did someone shrink it down to scale?

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Feb 20 2017 Frank mendyk 7:31 PM

The location is on Salisbury drive just east of the Wantagh Parkway overpass on the south side of the roadway. The post was of a post and rail construction made of wood. This was used by the NYS Parkway system at the time. The time of the placement was between 1932 and 1938 during the construction of that section of the Wantagh Parkway. As a further note you can observe what I believe to be small sections of old concrete of the OMP on the north side of Salisbury drive just north of the sidewalk

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Feb 20 2017 Joe Oesterle 6:24 PM

Ok.  I found this challenging.  But I am going to say this is along Salisbury Park Dr, just east where the Wantagh Pkwy crossed the LIMP.  I suspect these posts were made by NY State when they built their bridge to accommodate the LIMP.
-joe

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Feb 20 2017 Dave Russo 6:11 PM

Congratulations Howard. The thing that is clear to everyone is that this historic car is in the best hands that it can possibly be in for proper preservation. Enjoy!

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Feb 20 2017 Dick Gorman 3:49 PM

Mystery Foto #7….My usually fruitful research has born no fruit. So I’m guessing when I say that the Sammy and Dave photo was taken at Bethpage State Park. Perhaps the unusual shape was to match the fence/guard rail posts used elsewhere in the park.The posts may have been installed in 1934 at the order of Robert Moses, father of our state parks and parkways.

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Feb 20 2017 Steve Green 1:51 PM

Howie:  My AMC club in Northern California (Pacific Gold Rush Rambler Club, of which I am now president) had an outing this (last) weekend, in San Francisco.  We went to the Academy of Arts auto museum on Van Ness Ave. (special showing; it’s not actually open to the public) where we saw Tucker #1003 (3rd of the 51 Tuckers made).  Beautiful maroon color in great condition.  Can’t wait to see #1044 next time we’re out to New York (later this year).
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Howard Kroplick

Steve, I saw Tucker ‘48 #1003 at the 2014 Gooding auction at Pebble Beach. It was sold by George Lucas.

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Feb 20 2017 chris lindsley 11:44 AM

where they are is easy. Salisbury Pkwy in Westbury/Levittown.
Right before/after the WSP
From my understanding these are NOT original LIMP posts. There were original posts on this road as late as the 1990s. I saw them myself whilst exploring. So I would date these posts from he 1950s. I may actually have pics of the origial posts somewhere in my photo collection, or on the home movies I recorded from 1999 to 2002…I am gonna have to resurrect my VCR to look

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Feb 19 2017 Bruce Adams 11:36 PM

Thank you Howard for anther great event.  The Tucker is Super !  The other cars are always a treat to see.

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Feb 19 2017 Steve Lucas 9:01 PM

I think the photo was taken on the south side of Salisbury Park Drive, looking east, in the vicinity of the bridge over Wantagh Parkway. The posts were probably installed during construction of the Wantagh Parkway in 1937-1938 when Robert Moses had the bridge built to allow his parkway to pass under the LIMP. Thanks to Art Kleiner for hints and consultation.

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Feb 19 2017 frank femenias 8:57 PM

Salisbury/Levittown on Salisbury Park Drive looking east, just east of the WSP overpass. I think these were guardrail posts at some point, to prevent strayed cars from rolling down the hill on the right side of photo (difficult to see) by the electrical sub station. Most likely installed in 1938 by NYS during WSP construction in this area.

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Feb 19 2017 Steve Lucas 8:49 PM

Thanks for a wonderful event on Saturday. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed seeing the Tucker for the first time. Special thanks to John for getting the wife and grandkids in the photo with Sean waving his hat.

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Feb 19 2017 Jeffrey Becker 8:17 PM

Great photos Howard.  Enjoy the Tucker and thanks for bringing one to Long Island.

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Feb 19 2017 Mark Thomas 7:17 PM

Howard,

Great car for your collection….  I wish you the best!

Mark Thomas

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Feb 19 2017 S. Berliner, III 6:56 PM

Off hand, without checking, it looks to me like the Bethpage State Parkway crossing looking east from the south-east corner of the bridge, with Moses posts for heavy-duty split rails ca. 1934-36 (probably the latter).  Sure hope I’m closer than last time!  Sam, III

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Feb 19 2017 Joe Mortell 6:46 PM

Howard,
        What a wonderful acquisition! Wishing you the very best(also wishing you
Well with your S3.
                          Best,
                                  Joe

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