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Dec 09 2019 Art Kleiner 7:46 PM

Brian, thanks.  I’m still trying to figure out where I got that last map from. So far no luck!

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Motor Parkway in Maps (Part II)

Dec 09 2019 Lee Chambers 7:24 PM

1918 Camp Mills photo attributed to me is actually from the New York Heritage digital collection:

https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16373coll49/id/1797/rec/36

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Motor Parkway in Maps (Part II)

Dec 09 2019 Brian D McCarthy 4:14 PM

*Viewing north & east at the corner of Glen Cove Rd & Northern Blvd. Bulls Head Hotel & Garage utilized for the 1905 & 1906 VCR. Owned/Operated by the Huwer Family. Long side of the hotel that’s facing west originally faced south, was rotated to leave room for the Socony Station, around 1935. Pretty sure the name on the sign is JAMES HUWER. Felt compelled to post all the maps below - 3.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 09 2019 Mark Lanese 12:54 PM

The gas station is on the north east corner of North Hempstead Tpke. and Glen Cove Road in Greenvale. It sure has changed over the years.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 09 2019 James Spina 8:18 AM

I would not be surprised at +7.5M.
That patina must be preserved and that preservation of it will likely cost more than an actual restoration.

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Dec 09 2019 David Stephan 2:44 AM

Adding to Frank’s comment.
The stretch of 46th Ave that forms the northern border of Flushing Cemetery once had a dual identity as Queens Avenue and Rocky Hill Road. From Queens Avenue, Queens Road branched off near where 46th Ave becomes Hollis Court Blvd today. 
That dual identity causes confusion in some sources. Bell Ave (Blvd) originally terminated at RHR, a much older road. 

About Hollywood, Queens.
All were strong backers! Day was a realtor famous for buying and selling much of the outer boroughs through land sales and auctions. A a former Treasury Secretary under Wilson, Senator William Gibbs McAdoo (CA) was deadlocked with Governor Al Smith during the 1924 Democratic Convention and had earlier helped Fairbanks organize United Artists. McAdoo was also a land speculator here and in Florida while he served as senator! 
“H.F.Cotton” is likely H.F. Reindel, attorney for the Cotton & Franklin law firm (previously McAdoo, Cotton & Franklin). Cahill Gordon & Reindel (same Reindel) is the direct successor of McAdoo’s firm and the Joseph P. Day Realty Corporation still exists.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Motor Parkway in Maps (Part II)

Dec 09 2019 frank femenias 12:17 AM

Great stuff Roy, and I still call them the Interboro, Triborough, and Queensboro! Can’t teach this old dog new tricks.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Motor Parkway in Maps (Part II)

Dec 09 2019 Ted Reina 12:01 AM

Not another one and I know you’re thinking about it, it’s history and you want to keep it alive, don’t you? I think it will go for 3 million, but not more than 4. Yes it should be restored
                                                                           

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Dec 08 2019 Tim Ivers 10:25 PM

Looking northwest at Glen Cove Road and North Hempstead Turnpike in 1936.
The 1905 race ran past this location.  The building was the Bulls Head Tavern.
In the 1936 photo the building had been turned.
The car on the left lol is like a 1930 Ford Model A Tudor.
2nd from left 1932 Plymouth (oval rear window)
3rd from left 1932 Chevrolet
Far right 1930 Ford A sport coupe

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 08 2019 Timothy Gillane 10:20 PM

What is where the polo fields were now?  I thought that they were under the Meadowbrook parkway, but this map seems to say otherwise.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Motor Parkway in Maps (Part II)

Dec 08 2019 Steve Lucas 8:24 PM

I believe we are looking east from the northeast corner of Guinea Woods Road (Glen Cove Road) and North Hempstead Turnpike (Northern Blvd.) This location was part of the course for the 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races. The building is the Bull’s Head Hotel which had been rotated and moved slightly to allow for the construction of the new gas station. The date is around 1936. As for the cars, I’ll leave that for the experts since most cars from the 1930’s look the same to me.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 08 2019 mark schaier 7:54 PM

Remember there was a serious soap box derby, I think in Akron Ohio that ran down a long avenue, that went on for a number years. Still around?

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Dec 08 2019 frank femenias 7:36 PM

I’m still on it

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 08 2019 frank femenias 7:35 PM

Busted again. The police officer’s uniform helps with the era but not as close as the identification of the cars. Love these old photos that show how it once was.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 08 2019 Joseph Oesterle 4:29 PM

Bull Run Inn.  After it was moved.  The Gas station was there for many many years.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 08 2019 Roy M Warner 10:47 AM

#20 (Fresh Meadows GC) became the site of Fresh Meadows after the War, which is where I grew up (on the other side of Horace Harding Blvd). #18 (former reformatory school) became the site of Queens College in 1937, from which I graduated (when there was no tuition). #19 (Pomonock GC) became Pomonock apartment complex. #23 became Alley Pond Park and surrounding garden apts and houses, with a right of way taken for the the Cross Island Parkway. #33 became the Aqueduct Race Track. #s 12 (the Ash dump) and 16, 17 became the site of the 39-40 and 64-65 World Fairs, which after 65 became Flushing Meadows Park, #3 became portions of the Grand Central Pkwy right of way and a part of what became LaGuardia, #30 (Forest Park) was used for the right of way for the Interboro Pkwy (now Jackie Robinson Pkwy), #13 - the southerly portion became LeFrak City (1959-60), #10, 11 became postwar housing in Fresh Meadows, north of Horace Harding, the site for Francis Lewis HS (from which I graduated), Kissena Golf Course (public) and Kissena Park [I could go on but I’m getting dizzy going back and forth between the map and these comments]

From Kleiner's Kolumn: The Motor Parkway in Maps (Part II)

Dec 08 2019 Walt Gosden 9:31 AM

Identify the automobiles: the three parked at the gas station from the left : Ford model A, either a Pontiac or Plymouth from 1931, and another Ford model a.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved: Bulls Head Hotel in Greenvale (North Roslyn) Circa 1934-1936

Dec 08 2019 Robert Luttgen 9:28 AM

Charming patina?  I saw a lot of rust that needs to be dealt with before it gets out of control.  Should this vehicle end up in Roslyn (best of luck Howard) I would vote for a restoration.

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Dec 08 2019 NELSON MEDINA 5:44 AM

Howard beautiful job on this draft.
7.5 is what she will fetch.
What a piece of history… on many points ... for Ford on the Mustang & Steve McQueen for showing the world how things are done.
Best
Nelson

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