This weekend's Mystery Foto was another previously unpublished photo of a prominent building on the courses of the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Mystery Foto questions:
- Identfiy the building. When was it on the course for the Vanderbilt Cup Races?
Krug's Hotel, on the north-west corner of Jericho Turnpike and Willis Avenue in Mineola. The hotel was a favorite viewing site for the 1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
- What is the orientation of the photo?
Looking north-east. Likely taken from a building on the south side of Jericho Turnpike.
What is the approximate year of the photo? Provide a rationale.
The caption reads "Krug's Corner" circa 1915.
- Identify one or more of the automobiles in the photo
Still to be determined.
Congrats to Joseph Oesterle, Tim Ivers, Greg O., Steve Lucas, Art Kleiner, Chuck Rudy and Frank Femenias. Kudos to Greg O., Steve Lucas, Art Kleiner and Frank Femenias for identifying Krug's Hotel as part of the course for the 1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Krug's Hotel at the Vanderbilt Cup Races
1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Racers passed Krug's Hotel on Jericho Turnpike going from west to east.
1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Roslyn photographer William Pickering captured the #7 Locomobile driven by Joe Tracy and Al Poole passing the hotel, looking west down Jericho Turnpike.
1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race
The 1906 course went south down Willis Avenue and turned east at Krug's Hotel. Maurice Fabry can be seen here making the turn in the #19 Itala. Krug's was also the headquarters for the Thomas Flyer cars competing in the race.