Dec 11 2018

The Salvation Army Hotel Being Moved Down Clinton Road in Garden City in 1928

Garden City Village Historian Bill Bellmer has forwarded this 1928 aerial showing the same area as last Friday's Mystery Foto from the viewpoint looking north.


Howard Kroplick

Bill Bellmer: Mystery photo #49 was difficult. This aerial mainly depicts the Salvation Army Hotel move down Clinton Road. It shows the Hazelhurst Field barracks configuration north of the Motor Parkway before it was removed to build the Old Westbury Golf Club (initially the Intercollegiate Golf Club) on that location.

The photo also answers the "bonus question", that there was a water tower north of the area at Curtiss Airfield that was the photographer viewpoint. 

The chimney in the distance is part of the Curtiss facility. The date is in the 1920s, as most of Camp Mills has been removed, and the Golf Club was built in 1925.
Most of the aerials I have show the scene with the Golf Club in place. I don't know why this part of the airfield was sold off - does anyone?
This is the only photo I have that shows the early Curtiss buildings in the distance.


Note the water tower.

Clinton Avenue Motor Parkway Bridge, the General Manager's first office and the Garden City Lodge.

Great view of the Curtis Engineering complex.

According to this 1918 Camp Mills map, the buildings on the far right made up the quarantine section of Camp Mills. #26 was the location of the Salvation Army Hotel. Courtesy of Bill Bellmer.

The Salvation Army Hotel was located in the current location of the Stewart School.

The former Salvation Army Hotel buildings are now located on Washington Avenue and Lincoln Bouleard in Hempstead.