Tag: Lake Success

  • Feb 27 2010

    The Amazing and Continuing Saga of the 1906 Locomobile Twins- Part I

    Dean, thanks for forwarding your neighbor's recollection and for asking the question. I have heard the story of the discarded Locomobiles....from articles by Peter Helck (1893-1988), the great American artist and former owner of the "Old 16" Locomobile. But, let's start at the beginning.

  • Dec 25 2009

    Then & Now: Lake Success during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    As shown in this map of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Lakeville Road in Lake Success and New Hyde Park made up the western section of the course.

  • Dec 11 2009

    The Fairchild Collection of the NY State Archives-North Hempstead

    The latest favorite website on VanderbiltCupRaces.com The Fairchild Aerial Survey Collection in the New York State Archives,forwarded by Bill Bellmer, provides hundreds of historic aerial photos of New York. Last Thursday's post highlighted several Motor Parkway aerial surveys in Queens. A few more Motor Parkway treasures can be

  • Oct 27 2009

    Willie K’s Guest Lodge in Lake Success

    Tim, thanks for the question. Like many Long Islanders, I remember that beautiful building but knew little of it history.Here is what I found out with the help of Dr. Jack Binder, the village historian of Lake Success.

  • Oct 22 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridges over the Northern State Parkway

    Ron, with the construction of the Northern State Parkway in the early 1930s, Robert Moses agreed to build two Motor Parkway bridges over the new parkway, one just west of Lakeville Road and another west of New Hyde Park Road. At this section of the Motor Parkway, the right-of way

  • Sep 15 2009

    The Great Neck Lodge in Lake Success

    Hi Neal, thanks for the book review! Let me help you get oriented with one of my favorite Motor Parkway buildings.

  • Jul 11 2009

    The Twin Locomobile Vanderbilt Cup Racers

    For the 1906 American Elimination Trial and the Vanderbilt Cup Race, Locomobile built two identical cars, one to race and the other, back-up. This photo is the only known evidence of the two cars together preparing for the American Elimination Trial. Note that both cars have the #12 on their radiators.

  • Jun 10 2009

    Great Neck and Lake Success’ Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races & the Motor Parkway

    The Great Neck Historical Society will be hosting a presentation tonight "Great Neck and Lake Success- Their Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway" at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Great Neck Library.

  • Feb 18 2009

    The Toll Kiosks of the Motor Parkway

    Bruce, according to my research, eight of the 20 Long Island Motor Parkway toll collection structures were kiosks, booths or shanties. As discussed last week, it is my opinion that the above kiosk at Nassau Boulevard (as seen on July 9, 1938) was originally built by the Motor Parkway. As shown below, the

  • Oct 08 2008

    The 20 Toll Collection Structures of the Long Island Motor Parkway-Updated 9/9/2017

    One of the myths of the Long Island Motor Parkway’s history was that there were 12 lodges designed by prominent architect John Russell Pope and built to collect tolls and provide housing for the toll-takers and their families. The answer to the question of the number of toll lodges on

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