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Feb 20 2018 S. Berliner, III 2:42 PM

Always stick to your first instinct, eh?  Wonder why I discarded the actual location?  Fun, though, to see that others picked Tower Ford in Great Neck.  By the way, the Oyster Bay building that I noted, which Grumman used briefly, was their Marine Div. or some such, where they had an unsuccessful go at USN hydrofoil craft, as I recall.  Any corroboration?  My, how we digress.  Sam, III

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Feb 20 2018 Walt Gosden 8:46 AM

Good to read all the comments, nice to have all of you thinking about the building and not about the cold winter here on long island. I am very happy for all the interest it makes my day (and I am sure Howard’s as well) since not only are we old classic car enthusiasts but also the appointed local historians for the areas were we live. To be able to mix both is a pure delight. Sincere thanks to all of you. Walt G.
PS: Driving a model L Lincoln is a pure delight, at least the one I used to on occasion, it was the 1929 Locke bodied sport phaeton that Austin Clark used to own and he and I would go out in often. (even into Manhattan and back to listen to jazz music on 52nd street 40+ years ago)

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Feb 19 2018 Greg O. 9:57 PM

It just occurred to me that Willie K. must have purchased the Lincoln that is currently sitting at Eagle’s Nest at this dealership.

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Feb 19 2018 R Troy 8:19 PM

Most of this I’d no idea of!  Very nice to know.

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Feb 19 2018 R Troy 8:15 PM

Love it.  Do we know if any of the planes, including the DC2, still exist and even fly?

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Feb 19 2018 LMK 4:58 PM

Enjoyed seeing these documents…

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Feb 19 2018 mark schaier 10:00 AM

1307 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn NY. Somewhat southwest from Lumber Rd, nearby Howard’s place, 55 lumber Rd. The Lincoln in the showroom (on the right) appears to be about 1923-24 period.

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Feb 19 2018 Jim Ryan 7:11 AM

Congratulation on receiving the W Emmert Swigart award on your 1937 Chrysler. The award is give to an outstanding restoration of a rare and unusual automobile entered into the National Meet.  The Swigart Car Museum owns two Tuckers, the Tin Goose and # 1013.  I hope that your Tucker, # 1044 wins this award in the Future as it is a rare and unusual automobile currently going through an outstanding restoration.

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Feb 19 2018 S. Berliner, III 1:33 AM

As I hit the sack, two other buildings in Roslyn came out of the dim past. 1435 Old No. Blvd. a former Plymouth dealership (nope), and 55 Bryant Avenue, formerly Dr. Dohm’s veterinary (nope).  How ‘bout a place on the west side of So. Middle Neck Road (#124) in Great Neck, where Tower Ford is now?  Much closer but no seegar.  You’re gonna drive me nuts - I KNOW that place!  Sam, III

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Feb 19 2018 S. Berliner, III 12:35 AM

Two places came to mind instantly but don’t seem to actually fit.  One was in Roslyn NW of the clock tower and the other due E of the triangle in south Oyster Bay where Berry Hill Rd. meets 106 (a Grumman facility at one time).  This should prove verrrrry interesting.  Sam, III

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Feb 18 2018 Steve Lucas 11:12 PM

This building is still standing in the village of Roslyn. It is number 2 Main Street, on the southwest corner of Old Northern Blvd. and Roslyn Road, across from the Roslyn Clock Tower. Based on the car in the showroom and the career of photographer Boris Stackliff, the photo is probably from around 1930. Although close to the 1906 VCR course, the link to Vanderbilt could be the short walk to the Lumber Road home of the Black Beast.

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Feb 18 2018 B Sansom 8:03 PM

The Electrical Towers were about 1/3 the size of the current towers,    I saw the towers
Along the west side of the Motor Parkway, When I was about 6 or 7 Years Old.

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Feb 18 2018 Rich 3:27 PM

That certainly looks a lot like the Ford or whatever-it-is-right-now dealership on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, just south of the railroad station.

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Feb 18 2018 Scott Alexander 3:19 PM

Is this at the corner of Northern Blvd and Roslyn Road? Also the building is still standing and the date is about 1931.

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Feb 18 2018 Scott & Vicki 3:17 PM

Congratulations to you and your wife. A well deserved award for your family. Thank you for all you do to preserve and educate all of us automotives enthusiasts. It is always wonderful to be exposed to new cars and information provided by you and your fantastic scope of friends and automotives preservationists.

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Feb 18 2018 Bob Andreocci 2:41 PM

Just shot in the dark.  Could this what turned into Belgrave Olds, Which is now a Ford dealership in GREAT NECK?  Bob Andreocci

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Feb 18 2018 Brian D McCarthy 2:32 PM

From Brian to Brian, were both in agreement. Frank Femenias and I took a real good look at at this last year. We located where the 4 tower legs were cut flush on the footing. This tower was definitely smaller than the current towers ( each leg has it’s own footing ).

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Feb 18 2018 Brian D McCarthy 2:09 PM

Great images, like looking through the family album. Thoughtful gift from young Jerry to Mrs. Sessions.

From Helck Family Collection: The 1942 Bill of Sale From Joseph B. Sessions for Old 16

Feb 18 2018 Greg O. 1:40 PM

This was a head scratcher. I knew the building looked familiar but couldn’t place it- despite passing it quite often! The photographer’s clue just led me to simply discovering Boris Stackliff was a Great Neck photographer.
It wasn’t until I was on Google Streetview that I found the still standing building at the corner of Old Northern Blvd and Main St, opposite the clock tower in Roslyn. The building looks new in the photo and I learned it was built in 1925, so a guess on the photo’s date would be then in 1925.
Unsure about any other associated buildings, or the Willie K link, but will keep looking…

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Feb 18 2018 Tim Ivers 11:59 AM

Tower Ford on Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Used to ne Belgrave Motors (Oldsmobile).
Estimated date, judging from showroom auto, about 1930.

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