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Oct 22 2018 frank femenias 8:00 PM

I’m stumped but have a feeling it’s Great Neck looking ESE

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 22 2018 Frank Mendyk 5:14 PM

Location of photo - Farmingdale/Melville facing mostly to the north
School - Farmingdale State College
Major Roads - Broad Hollow Rd (Rt 110), Melville Rd, Bethpage/Spagnoli Rd, Huntington Railroad old trolley line, LIMP (Broad Hollow bridge and Huntington Lodge)
Date of Photo - The trolley line stopped operation in 1927 and it appears the line is abandoned in the photo.  Knapp Hall was built in 1937 and is not in the photo.  Thompson Hall was built in 1938 and is also not in the photo. I would date the photo as taken in the early 1930’s (1930-1935).
LIMP structures - The Broad Hollow combination road/trolley bridge, LIMP Huntington Lodge
Unusual - One of 2 LIMP trolley combination bridges, the other Westbury Ave

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 22 2018 Brian D McCarthy 4:03 PM

Excellant Frank! Great virtual drive of our favorite road!

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Oct 22 2018 Brian D McCarthy 3:57 PM

So much fun coming across these 1944 images of the original LIMP bridge/trestle over the Central RR ROW.

Does anyone happen to know or remember when Bell Blvd was established? The “NY CITY Map ” website ( 1924 aerial ) displays a very narrow path or road that dead ends at the north side of the Central ROW. This path/road lines up with today’s Bell Blvd. The LIMP doesn’t extend to this area yet in 1924, but we know this will happen soon after. Then the 1951 aerial displays Bell Blvd, LIMP basically how it looks presently. The original LIMP curved section is clearly seen as well. The RR bridge abutments that were utilized were situated just west of Bell Blvd. With this information, Bell Blvd didn’t extend south of the LIMP say until after 1940? The 1941 image above displays what must be Bell Blvd north & south beneath the original LIMP ( no new bridge yet ). The 1944 images describe as “The proposed extension of Bell Blvd”. And I don’t see any hint of a road in 1944. Thinking the mystery images to be 1940 or older.

The original LIMP was set to run a dead west from Rocky Hill Rd. No overpass was needed being that Bell Blvd didn’t exist yet, and the Central RR ROW was basically abandoned. Don’t think anyone expressed this yet, but I’m thinking that the entity that still owned the RR ROW must have requested the parkway not to sever the ROW. The LIMP organization agreed, and utilized the old RR abutments instead of starting from scratch.

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Oct 22 2018 Robert 1:16 PM

Thanks for this information. I just found the Cup with the radiator cap in my fathers collection. Makes me wonder how many survived.

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Oct 21 2018 Art Kleiner 8:45 PM

Frank - great job!  Thanks for the time and effort you put in.

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Oct 21 2018 Art Kleiner 8:41 PM

Missed Spagnoli Road in my earlier entry.

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 Steve Lucas 8:27 PM

We’re over East Farmingdale looking north / north-east with an early view of SUNY Farmingdale, then known as the NYS School of Agriculture on Long Island. Major roads are Broad Hollow Road (route 110) and Melville Road. The LIMP structures are the Huntington Lodge and the bridge over Broad Hollow Road. The bridge is unusual because it was one of only three that had a center pillar, the others being Clinton Road and Westbury Avenue. Since Knapp Hall (1937) and Thompson Hall (1938) have not yet been built on the campus and the trolley tracks on Broad Hollow Road appear to have been removed after service was ended in 1927, I’ll guess the date to be around1934-1935.

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 Joe Oesterle 7:44 PM

LIMP Bridge passes to the north of Farmingdale College.  The Huntington toll lodge is to the east.  We are looking north.  The bridge had a separate area for the trolley to pass under.

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 Roger A Price 6:38 PM

Incredible photos.  Thanks Howard!
Rog

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Oct 21 2018 Art Kleiner 4:58 PM

What is the location and the orientation of the photographer?
Farmingdale, looking Northeast. 

Identify the school. Depending on year:
1912 - NY State School of Agr. on LI
1920 - NY State School of Applied Agr. on LI
1924 - State Institute of Applied Agr.
1939 - State Institute of Agr.
1939+ Farmingdale State College
Current - SUNY Farmingdale

Identify the major roads.-  Melville Road, Smith Street, Route 110, LIMP

What is the approximate date of the Mystery Foto? Provide a rationale.
Early 1930s, prior to the building of Thompson and Knapp Halls in 1938 and 1936

Identify the Motor Parkway structure(s).  What is unusual about the structure(s)?
Broadhollow Road and Trolley Bridge.  Bridge had an extra lane of which the trolley went through. Huntington Lodge, possibly Clody Farm Bridge to the west. 

Prominent college buildings shown: Hicks and Cutler Halls

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 Greg O. 4:49 PM

-What is the location and the orientation of the photographer?
Over Farmingdale looking North

-Identify the school.
Farmingdale State College/SUNY Farmingdale, known then as, The New York State School Of Agriculture on Long Island.  The college was chartered in 1912 as a school of applied agriculture.

-Identify the major roads.
In the upper right, the vertical road is Broadhollow, the LIMP is the horizontal and a small sliver of Spagnoli. Melville road is in the lower portion of the photo.

-What is the approximate date of the Mystery Foto? Provide a rationale.
Trolley absence, new Huntington Lodge replacing the previous kiosk, and some of the vehicles I can make out make me want to guess sometime around 1922-1924

-Identify the Motor Parkway structure(s).  What is unusual about the structure(s)?
Broad Hollow Road Bridge (This was the second Motor Parkway bridge built over a road and trolley track) and the Huntington Lodge, a pre-cut four room bungalow, for the Mineola, Huntington and Ronkonkoma Lodges.

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 frank femenias 2:06 PM

Can’t get enough of these photos! Thank you Howard for displaying these. Looking beyond into the field at the Mineola kiosk with Chief and crew, the Mineola boundary ends in just 3 blocks from Jericho Tpke (850 feet). With no obstructions in the field, we are looking well into East Williston. Could that be the Hillside Ave Parkway bridge in the distance, over the Chief’s left shoulder? If so, that would be a distance of almost 1900 feet (0.4 miles). Howard, is it possible to zoom into those two mounds? Fantastic Fotos!

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Oct 21 2018 Tim Ivers 11:58 AM

Looking northeast over the old Farmingdale Agricultural College (now the NY State Farmingdale College) about 1930.  Across the bottom diagonally to the right is Melville
Road.  At the top right corner appears to be the Broad Hollow Road bridge, distinguished looking having both an auto and a trolley opening (Huntington to Amityville) and to the right of the bridge it looks like the Huntington Lodge.

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 B Sansom 10:18 AM

I Think ,  Farmingdale State College,    At Melville Rd.

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 LMK 10:03 AM

Amazing ....

Are there any details on the person who bought it for $20.00? Did he have a connection with this site?
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Howard Kroplick

The lucky $20 person found the album in a New Jersey flea market. He is a collector of vintage photos and postcards. After visiting VanderbiltCupRaces.com, he realized the importance of the construction photos and placed the album on Ebay.

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Oct 21 2018 eric shaffer 8:44 AM

Bright Beginnings child care center in Queens Village, Inc. is located on the grounds of Creedmoor Community Campus in Queens Village between Winchester Blvd. and the cross island parkway, just south of Creedmoor hospital. The photographer is looking north west the motor parkway is in the upper right in the photo. The bridge over Winchester Blvd. or one where Creedmoor hospital now stands is also there. Union turnpike has not been extended as of yet in this part of queens so I would put the time of the photo at 1920.

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 Walt Gosden 8:04 AM

Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us, it is so fortunate that the album exists but just as fortunate that all of us have someone so generous to share this with us. I am not sure of the reason but some historians, collectors, researchers, authors are “hoarders” and bask in the glow that they know something or have something   ( information, photographs, images) that no one else does, but they know would want to see. They refuse to share and just want to let people know “what I have and you don’t”. I have met and knowsome like that over my decades of research and writing and can just say that I have absolutely no respect for those people - what I really would like to say would not look good in print! History belongs to all of us, some are more interested then others. I guess it is the lifelong teacher in me that just enjoys sharing the knowledge with any and all. THANK YOU HOWARD for sharing this with us. A true treasure to see.
Walt

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Oct 21 2018 Jim Ryan 7:45 AM

Looks like The Creedmore facility off of Commonwealth Blvd in Queens,NY

From Mystery Foto #42 Solved: "Farmingdale State College" and the Long Island Motor Parkway in 1924

Oct 21 2018 Wayne 5:27 AM

This is a fantastic map! Great job - thanks.

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