Tag: Then & Now


  • 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

  • Mar 05 2010

    Then & Now: The Long Island Aviation Country Club on the Motor Parkway

    Most Motor Parkway fans know our favorite parkway surrounded one of the world's most famous airports -Roosevelt Field. But, many LIMPers do not know that the Motor Parkway also bordered on another airfield- the Long Island Aviation Country Club. (Remember to click on the photo to enlarge the image).

  • Feb 18 2010

    Then & Now: The Locomobile Factory in Bridgeport

    Old 16, the first American car to win a Vanderbilt Cup Race, was manufactured directly across the Long Island Sound in Bridgeport. Here are some photos of the Locomobile factory, one of the largest automobile manufacturing plants of its era. Remember to click on the photo to enlarge it.

  • Jun 27 2009

    Then & Now: The Hairpin Turn in Old Westbury

    One of the most exciting vantage points for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley Road and Old Westbury Road. Over 3,000 spectators crowded this Old Westbury turn named because its contour was reminiscent of the bend of a hairpin.

  • Mar 29 2009

    Then & Now: Entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge from Merrick Avenue in Westbury

    One of my favorite photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway is this 1910 image of the entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge.

  • Mar 26 2009

    Then & Now: The Roslyn Lodge and the Motor Parkway Bridge over Roslyn Road

    Residents of Roslyn, East Hills, East Williston and Albertson are often very surprised to find out that an automobile bridge existed over Roslyn Road from 1909 to 1939 and that remnants of the bridge exist today. In this 1928 photo, courtesy of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge



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