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Feb 19 2020 Al Velocci 3:18 PM

Art, Re: the Red lion Inn… On the postcards T.E. Coffey is listed as manager. In 1919 Nat Chester replaced him. Prior to 1912 it was known as the Elverton Inn which opened in 1908. The Red Lion Inn burnt down in 1927

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Long Island Motor Parkway in Advertising

Feb 19 2020 Al Velocci 12:57 PM

Timothy,  Red lion Inn from 1912 to 1927. That year it burnt down. Prior to 1912 was known as the Elverton Inn.

From MysteryFoto #18 Solved: An Abandoned Hotel on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard in 1926

Feb 18 2020 frank femenias 9:15 PM

Excellent observation Howard. That looks like the LIMP approach to the Merrick Av bridge, most definitely. I missed it.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 18 2020 Timothy Gillane 3:44 PM

Any history on the Red Lion Inn?  When did it close?
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Howard Kroplick

Here you go:
http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/mystery_friday_foto_30_a_buidling_on_the_vanderbilt_cup_race_course

From MysteryFoto #18 Solved: An Abandoned Hotel on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard in 1926

Feb 18 2020 Art Kleiner 3:38 PM

One more pic from a 1927 map of Westbury.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 18 2020 Howard Kroplick 3:14 PM

Facebook Page: People who grew up in East Meadow

Howard Kroplick: Does anyone remember the restaurant Felice on the corner of Merrick Avenue and Old Country Road?
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Jacqueline Rubin: I had dinner there in the early 60’s. Nice place.

Adam Schaefer: Cafe Bacci on the corner of Merrick Ave and Old Country Rd, used to be a quick serve Chinese place called Rickshaw.

Myk Mäyo: Adam Schaefer my dad used to take us there all the time in the mid 80’s. The Baci sign in front still has a decidedly Asian look to it.

Richie Shor I remember it as a young kid going with my parents for dinner.

Gene Scheinberg: Sure my dad’s favorite…garlic bread knots in little paper bags

Julie Standish Mangano: My parents favorite when they were flush with cash, which wasn’t often.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 18 2020 S. Berliner, III 1:35 PM

Too funny, Brian; I was about to riposte with a current view of the magnificent stands of pine along the lakeshore and went on Google Maps Street View out at the ends of North and South Drives and Brown’s Road and Kirk Avenue.  The pines are nearly all gone, replaced by massive deciduous trees, so the changeover had to have happened a good while back and I never noticed.  Still, I remember mounds of pine needles when I first photographed the remanent steps down to the lake, behind the ruins, ca. 1995.  Soooo old - did a quick look-up; first started biking the Roslyn Road-LIRR stretch (lotsa glass, lotsa flats) ca. 1962; no idea when Bob Miller gave his first LIMP slide show, to which he’d invited me and which got me going.  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Long Island Motor Parkway in Advertising

Feb 18 2020 Linda Madaffer 11:19 AM

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From Seven Upcoming Automotive Events (August 12-13, 2012) & A Mystery Medallion

Feb 18 2020 Al Prete 10:25 AM

I’m embarrassed that I didn’t have a clue about any of the questions, because I traveled the Merrick Ave./Post Ave. route many times as a youngster, from our home in Merrick to relatives in Locust Valley, and have eaten in the Baci restaurant.

Now that I see the pictures, I recognize the Felice restaurant, where I never ate. The area has changed extensively even in my lifetime. One thing that did not change from my youth to today, I always remember the intersection as being busy. But not in 1908!

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 17 2020 Brian D McCarthy 10:22 PM

Frank F and I also have witnessed the newer/less curved roadway leading to Lakeville Rd. Like Mark observed, the original concrete road extensions are pebbled. The 1910 image below shows the steady uprise of the pkwy to the then western end, Great Neck. The 1960 image shows the modified roadway. Great Neck High South est. in 1958, the school must have wanted the road to look uniform, not like a bandaid.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documentation of the First 15 Long Island Motor Parkway Bridges in Nassau County

Feb 17 2020 frank femenias 9:45 PM

Pre-Baci’s restaurant! And excellent sleuthing Art. Great information relating to the hotel’s original location and related incidences. Always learning something new here. On the left, part of the original Salisbury Plains still intact, now home to Eisenhower Park’s golf course, just south of Old Country Rd., the same area Dave mentioned just last week. An amazing shot Howard. Thank you Al, Howard, and Garden City Archives for sharing these photos of old Long Island to all.

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 17 2020 Brian D McCarthy 9:43 PM

Quite a few owners of the Petit Trianon through the years and plenty of history, too ( recall the memories of our good friend Bob DeStefani ). Brentwood ( where I grew up ), was known for it’s many Pine Trees. Pines were thought to benefit one’s health, sure there’s truth to this.We had 7 - 60 ft pines along our front yard. Sappy, but we climbed them. Lots of pine needles every fall : )

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Long Island Motor Parkway in Advertising

Feb 17 2020 S. Belriner, III 9:14 PM

Thanks, Art.  I remember the Mill so well.  “Women proprietors”, eh; might the roof collapse have been because of a “glass ceiling”?  :·)  Whoa!  I remember the Mill being in the curve, about where the new tower is at 206.  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Long Island Motor Parkway in Advertising

Feb 17 2020 Art Kleiner 5:54 PM

Sam and Bob (and others) - I believe the Round Hill was on the other other side of the road from the Huntington Town House which is now Target.  But as the attached article shows it was bought by the owner of the Town House but burned down soon after.  Possibly to be used for parking or continue as a restaurant?  Also attached a picture of the Old Dutch Mill which was across the street and is shown on the postcard map.  Thanks to Newsday and Patricia Novak for information in her book “Huntington”.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Long Island Motor Parkway in Advertising

Feb 17 2020 frank femenias 5:38 PM

Zoom photo cropped below

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 17 2020 frank femenias 5:34 PM

If I’m correct, I may have spotted both the LIMP OCR underpass walls, and LIRR RoW, after opening the last zoomed photo in the Microsoft Paint application. Photo below

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 17 2020 frank femenias 5:17 PM

Admiring all the open spaces in this early 20th century Long Island photo. Henry Schmidt’s Meadow Brook Hotel. I believe photo is looking NW but where in Meadow Brook? -This location could be intersection of Old Country Rd and Glen Cove Rd looking NW, with Roosevelt Airfield directly behind photographer. The bend in OCR westbound could be a match to the present day thoroughfare, though much wider today and loaded with red light cameras. Cannot locate any hints of the LIMP underpass just 1/4 mi down the OCR road. Also any sign of LIRR RoW just to the north cannot be seen as well. Wish I could spend just a day here. Take me back, please.  Looking forward to this weeks answers!

From Mystery Foto #7 Solved:The Intersection of Old Country Road & Post Avenue in Westbury (1908 & 2020)

Feb 17 2020 Art Kleiner 5:07 PM

1927 Photo (copy) of Westbury showing a nice depiction of the Ellison Ave. bridge.

From Video: "The Ellison Avenue LIRR Bridge of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race Course"

Feb 17 2020 Art Kleiner 4:31 PM

Bill - one more from the Hershey Museum, Hershey, PA.

From What was the Long Island Automotive Museum?

Feb 17 2020 Art Kleiner 4:30 PM

Bill - these fire engines were on display at the LI Auto Museum and were featured in its postcard collection.  Courtesy of the Peter Helck Family Collection.

One more postcard will follow from the Hershey Museum that was sent to Peter from a friend. 

Are you interested in only the LI Auto Museum fire engines or pictures of fire engines in general?

From What was the Long Island Automotive Museum?

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