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Oct 17 2017 David I 6:08 PM

Howard, the “expanded view of the aerial” that you added with Monday nights reveal showing the Vanderbilt Farmways bridge, also shows the northwest bulkhead/retaining wall (bright white) of the Smith Farmways bridge. I believe what seems to appear as a triangular patch of trees immediately to the south (pic right) of LIMP there, is really just a narrow north-south strip of trees on either side of the Smith road basically on the ramp/grade from it?? Also possibly the Smith property line as I believe the oval field above it (orientated in this pic pointing roughly between 11 to 5 o’clock) is not Smith’s??  By-the-way, that field is completely grown over with trees (woods/forest) by the 1950’s.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 17 2017 Brian D McCarthy 1:29 PM

Howard….Did the Lake Success Hotel and Cottage ( Blog Date 8/27/2012 ) eventually become the Deepdale Golf Club? And then Village Club at Lake Success/Lake Success Village Office.
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Howard Kroplick:

Brian, excellent question! Will need further research.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 17 2017 S. Berliner, III 10:25 AM

Lake Success - of course!  Wasn’t the third one Little Lake Success (that just came back to me) - anyone?  Now, I have a real problem with 1929 date.  Moses only announced the beginning of construction of NSP in Mar 1931!  The divided highway in the distance can only be the NSP, so 1929 just doesn’t fly.  Worse yet, funding for that segment (Lakeville to Willis) wasn’t even approved until 1932 and it didn’t open until 15 Jul 1933, so 1932 is the earliest possible year.  Spoilsport Sam (III)
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Howard Kroplick I

Sam III, the 1929 date was captioned on the reverse side of the original aerial.  I don’t believe the road in the foreground is the Northern State Parkway. I thought it may be I.U. Willets Road.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 16 2017 Frank Mendyk 5:57 PM

The photo is taken over Glen Oaks looking towards the northeast and looking at Lake Success.
The main roads in the photo are Lakeville Rd, I.U. Willets Rd, New State Rd (old NY25D ), and the LIMP.
You can observe Willie K’s Deepdale Mansion , the Great Neck Lodge and the Glen Oaks hotel.
The 2 golf courses are Deepdale and Glen Oaks.
The Lake is Lake Success
The LIMP is in the right hand corner with the Lakeville RD bridge and the Great Neck Lodge.
The 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup races were held on Lakeville Rd and I.U. Willets Rd.
Willie K’s Deepdale mansion is seen in the photo and the golf courses were constructed on his property. He started the Deepdale club in 1924.
I would say the photo was taken around 1927- 1930.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 16 2017 Brian D McCarthy 2:42 PM

How neat that the LIRR would “tow” your car if necessary.

From Ads From the Long Island Automobile Club 1902 Offical Program "One-Hundred Mile Endurance Test"

Oct 16 2017 Ken Wiebke 1:58 PM

Looks like they were enjoying early Spring Friday and I guess had the buck for the private road.  Wonder what they drove?  With the leather jackets I’m thinking something open. 

From Three Friends Hanging Out at the Motor Parkway Entrance on Springfield Boulevard, Queens in 1931

Oct 16 2017 frank femenias 12:37 PM

Lake Success looking NNE, with Queens/Nassau County line slightly diagonal at center of photo. Willie K’s Deepdale Estate at bottom center. Today, Robert Moses’ GCP/NSP runs along right side of the lake and cuts through the estate, also location of today’s North Shore Towers. LIE today on left side of lake. Lakeville Road above the lake, and a smidgen of Motor Pkwy on center right side of photo, curving over Lakeville Road heading East, once location of the Motor Parkway’s Western Terminus in 1911. North Shore Towers Country Golf Club (Glen Oaks Country Club) on the right side, Lake Success Golf Club (Deepdale Country Club) on the left. Willie K was President of the Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Races. Photo was taken between 1912-1931, after the LIMP’s extension west from Lakeville Rd, and before construction of the GCP in 1931. LIE construction did not appear here until 1954-58

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 16 2017 mark schaier 8:45 AM

The Bulgari’s car collection has some 120 ordinary cars, yours is historic.

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Oct 15 2017 Brian D McCarthy 11:51 PM

My favorite Mysterys, Aerials!

*Location/Orientation of Aerial:  Bird’s Eyeview of Glen Oaks ( Queens ), & Lake Success ( Nassau ).

*Key Rds./Buildings: Small section of the LIMP, Lakeville Rd., and Marcus Ave. Lake Success Hotel on N/S of lake. Deepdale Mansion on S/S of lake. Excellant view of Glen Oaks Clubhouse, south of Marcus Ave.

*Golf Courses: Deepdale and Glen Oaks.

*Lakes: Lake Success

*Aerial’s relation to LIMP: Parkway is evident 1/3 down on right ( Heading west and south over Lakeville Rd ).

*Aerial’s relation to VCR’s: Lakeville Rd was part of the 1906 race.

*Aerial’s relation to W.K.V. Jr.:  LIMP, Deepdale Golf Course and Mansion.

Aerial’s year: No Northern State Pkwy and LIE. I’ll guess 1930.

 

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 15 2017 Tim Ivers 10:17 PM

Looking east at Lake Success about 1928.
Glen Oaks Golf course and clubhouse at bottom.
LIMP running diagonally past clubhouse lower left to top.
Vanderbilt’s Deepdale estate at top right.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 15 2017 frank femenias 9:21 PM

That’s how I remembered the Chrysler’s Chrysler in person, the paint job was exquisite, resembling deep tinted glass or black mirror. Beautiful work restoring this automobile, congrats gentlemen!

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Oct 15 2017 mark schaier 8:52 PM

Was there, Howard thanks for posting the Nicola Bulgari’s car collection website, remember reading something about it some time ago, met a member of the restoration staff of the collection with one of a number Bugrari’s cars that was at the meet from Allentown. With some 1500 on car show field plus the car corral stuff, no need for any local car show to go to.

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Oct 15 2017 S. Berliner, III 8:27 PM

Whoops!  Missed a tiny smitch of the LIMP at far right immediately above (E of) Lakeville Road.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 15 2017 S. Berliner, III 7:51 PM

Far too many questions for my feeble brain.  It’s almost certainly Lake Success looking ENE from over today’s Douglaston GC.  If you think I can find my references to the two smaller lakes, whose names are right at the tip of my tongue, fuhgedaboudit!  The then-new NSP, 15 Jul. 1933, runs off into the distance at upper right and Marcus Avenue runs E-W across the lower right corner, bordering the Glen Oaks G&CC;.  Lakeville Road bisects the image horizontally (N-S).  The white blob at upper right just below (W of) Lakeville Road is Willie K’s house.  The large cluster of buildings at bottom center is the Glen Oaks clubhouse.  ‘Nuf!  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 15 2017 S. Berliner, III 7:18 PM

Howard, I’m no 1937 Chrysler specialist but it seems to me that Bulgari’s car is “only” an Imperial 8 and yours is a Custom Imperial 8.  Sam, III

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Oct 15 2017 wendy halle 12:05 PM

I have an official program with Henry Renard on cover. There were 9 races with bingo.  Not sure the date. This was my dad’s. The feature event was won by Johnny Peterson - Garson came in 3rd. Doesn’t appear in driver list that Bower or Grimm were driving that night. My dad filled in all the events.  Pretty cool.

From Midget Auto Racing at Roosevelt Raceway in 1939

Oct 15 2017 frank femenias 2:27 AM

Great to see more of this authentic Motor Pkwy sign and its exact location, thanks to contributors Bill Schwartzberg and Al Velocci. I now refute my previous comment that this sign was double-sided, but most likeIy rested firmly against the same SE entrance wall towards the Rocky Hill Road Lodge. This sign was too tucked in for a double-sider. This Motor Pkwy website continues to amaze. Thanks to all.

From Three Friends Hanging Out at the Motor Parkway Entrance on Springfield Boulevard, Queens in 1931

Oct 15 2017 frank femenias 1:52 AM

Nice collection here Howard. Rare information of the early horseless carriages. I’m assuming the charging station at the Garden City Hotel was for electric cars? That would be extraordinary for the time!

From Ads From the Long Island Automobile Club 1902 Offical Program "One-Hundred Mile Endurance Test"

Oct 14 2017 Art Kleiner 10:23 AM

Lake Success looking northeast.
Golf course is the Glen Oaks Country Club with its prominent clubhouse shown.  Other buildings are Willie K’s Deepdale estate.  Lakeville road.  Deepdale Golf Course. 
Used as part of the 1905 Cup Race. 
Motor Parkway ran along Glen Oaks property.
1929 photo.

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: An Aerial of Glen Oaks and Lake Success Taken in 1929

Oct 13 2017 Fred Hadley 3:51 PM

Check out the video that Robert Miller and I made on the Willy K Speedway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUslI0U188E

From The Day Vanderbilt and Moses Announced the Long Island Motor Parkway Was Closing

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