Tag: Mineola


  • Feb 10 2011

    From the McCarthy Collection:  Four Hotels on the Vanderbilt Cup Race Course

    Walter McCarthy: "I came across this journal "Automobile Tours 1908" while browsing through some of my old original literature. This issue included information on four hotels on the Vanderbilt Cup Race course."

  • Feb 07 2011

    Peter Helck and a Piece of Locomobile Vanderbilia

    In 1905 Roslyn photographer William Pickering captured the #7 Locomobile passing Krug's Hotel on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. The Locomobile's third place finish in the race was the first time an American car had ever placed in an international competition. Tim Helck, the grandson of Peter Helck, brought back memories of this

  • Sep 19 2010

    A “New” Motor Parkway Map & Nassau County Historical Sites

    Steven W. comments: "Do you have a road map of the full route of the Motor Parkway with surrounding residential streets? This would be highly appreciated, as I would love to see it and bike through the trails of the demolished part in Nassau County".

  • Sep 06 2010

    Then & Now: The Jericho Turnpike Motor Parkway Bridge and the Mineola Lodge

    Sara Danz comments: "I remember seeing a photo of the excavation of the LIMP UNDER Jericho Turnpike just south of this. Has anyone ever seen this photo? I haven't been able to find it again."

  • May 18 2010

    Then & Now: Potential Nassau Historical Markers on the Motor Parkway Trail

    Nassau County is currently developing a master plan for a continuous multi-use Motor Parkway Trail. Part of the plan calls for the placement of markers "at the location of historical remnants and will serve as a way to educate the public on the history of the corridor as the original

  • Jan 26 2010

    The 1906 Accident That Changed Long Island Auto Racing

    Tony, the powerful French Hotckiss car involved in the accident was driven by Elliot Shepard, Jr., a 30-year old American and William K. Vanderbilt Jr's cousin. As described in several publications, the accident occurred near the Long Island Railroad crossing on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola:

  • 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

  • Sep 16 2009

    Meeting the Granddaughter of a Vanderbilt Cup Race Photographer

    Today I had a fascinating meeting with Catherine Pickering, granddaughter of William Pickering. As one of the first Long Island photographers, William Pickering shot scenes of the the Vanderbilt Cup Races from 1905 to 1910. Pickering would then sell these photos as postcards in his East Broadway Roslyn store.

  • Feb 21 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridge Under Old Country Road in Mineola/Carle Place/Garden City

    As discussed yesterday, over the next week, I will be highlighting the Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Race structures located near the Stewart School in Garden City. Today, the focus is on the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge under Old Country Road (shown within the red circle).

  • 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



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