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    • Anniversary gathering

    • Anniversaries; Celebrations; Melville (N.Y.) -- History; Dix Hills (N.Y.) -- History;
    • A sweep of the some of the people at the 50th anniversary gathering on April 26, 2009 at the Dix Hills building. In view are Library Board members Herb Kulik, Larry Bloomstein, and Renee Steining, former Board member Wynne Schilling, librarians...
    • Schneider General Store, circa 1920

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; General Stores -- New York (State) -- Melville; Schneider family.
    • Black and white photgraph showing the Schneider store before Walt Whitman Road was macadamized in 1925. In late summer, at a time when pickles became a popular treat, the roadway and grounds filled with pickle merchants from out of town who came to...
    • Old Country Road, circa 1900

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- History; Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Melville.
    • Black and white photograph looking west on Melville's main street, Old Country Road, still unpaved in early 1900. This portion of the street is a part of the Sweet Hollow Historic District.
    • Potatoes for Market

    • Agriculture -- New York (State) -- Melville -- 1920-1930; New York (State) -- Melville -- Social Life and Customs.
    • Black and white photograph of a 1953 Chevrolet truck loaded with sacks of potatoes ready for the market.
    • Carrman House, built circa 1908

    • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.) -- History; Carrman Family; Sweet Hollow Historic District.
    • Black and white photograph of the C. Carrman Family home at 141 Old Country Road. Historians believe that a second story bay window from the original house was removed, and now appears on the first floor addition. Around 1776 one Wilmont Oakley...
    • G. Baylis House, built circa 1800

    • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.) -- History; G. Baylis family; Sweet Hollow Historic District.
    • Black and white photograph of the first Melville Post Office, located at 155 Old Country Road. After one year, the post office moved to the Schneider General Store on Walt Whitman Road.
    • Herb Baylis House, built circa 1860

    • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Melville; Sweet Hollow Historic District.
    • Black and white photograph of the home at 136 Old Country Road. It is believed to have been built during the Civil War era. Sometime between 2000 and 2004, the house was enlarged, but has retained the original structure.
    • Boys' School Playhouse and Pool

    • Schools -- New York (State) -- Melville; Farmingdale (N.Y.)
    • Black and white photograph of the Nazareth Boys' School gymnasium and swimming pool built in the 1930's by Frank Schneider Sr. The "playhouse" was used during WW II by the defense department to train airplane mechanics; the pool was maintained by...
    • Nazareth Trade School for Boys

    • Schools -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.); Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville
    • Black and white photograph of the Nazareth Trade School for Boys on Conklin Street in Farmingdale. For many years the school provided schooling and life skills for Long Island youth.
    • Old and new Upper Melville Schools

    • Schools -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.); Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville
    • Black and white photograph of the old and the new Upper Melville Schools. The modern brick schoolhouse was built in 1924 behind the old on Sweet Hollow Road. By 1945 it had 6 grades, two teachers and 78 students.
    • Old Upper Melville School

    • Schools -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.); Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville
    • Black and white photograph of the old Upper Melville School that was located on Sweet Hollow Road as early as 1863. In the 1920's it was moved, and exists today hiding behind its enclosed porch just north of the Rosewood Restaurant on Walt Whitman...
    • Little White Church in the Wildwood

    • Churches -- New York (State) -- Melville; Religion -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.)
    • Black and white photograph of the original Little White Church in the Wildwood as it looked c1930. Built in 1810, the church and its cemetery still stand north of Duryea Road in Melville, on Route 110.
    • Original Sweet Hollow Presbyterian Church

    • Churches -- New York (State) -- Melville; Religion -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.)
    • Black and white photograph of the original Presbyterian Church, built in Melville in about 1829 at the northeast corner of Old Country and Sweet Hollow Roads. In 1977 it was moved about a mile to the west on Old Country Road and stands in 2006,...
    • St. Rose School for Girls

    • Schools -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.); Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville
    • Black and white photograph of the St. Rose Industrial School for Girls, built in 1907 by the Dominican Sisters. Situated on Route 110 in lower Melville, the bell in its belfry rang loud and clear at 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. for all to hear.
    • Upper Melville School circa 1947

    • Schools -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.); Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville
    • Black and white photograph of the two room Upper Melville School on Sweet Hollow Road. This building continued to house elementary students until the new Sunquam School was built across the street in 1952. It is the site of the first Melville Fire...
    • Original Half Hollow Hills Community Library

    • Schools -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.); Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville; Libraries -- New York (State) -- Suffolk County
    • Black and white photograph of the Upper Melville School with awnings as it looked when it housed the entire public library in two small rooms upstairs and one down. In 1967 a much larger library was built on Vanderbilt Parkway in Dix Hills, and...
    • Potato Barn

    • Agriculture -- New York (State) -- Melville -- 1920-1930; Buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing a potato barn on the Titus family farm, circa 1930.
    • Grading Old Walt Whitman Road

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Roads and roadways-- New York (State) -- Melville; Transportation -- New York (State) -- Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing a rig with four horses pulling four men aboard an open cart fitted with a scraping blade located just front of the rear axle. Perhaps the extra load allowed a cleaner cut.
    • Closed electric trolley car.

    • Trolley Cars -- New York (State) -- Huntington (Town); Transportation -- New York (State) -- Huntington(Town)
    • Black and white photograph showing a trolley car, complete with window shades, cow catcher, and electric wires overhead. After twenty years in service, legal agreements which kept fares low, and the growing popularity of private automobiles, put...
    • Gas pump at May's store.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- History; Service Stations -- Equipment and Supplies -- New York (State) -- Melville; Transportation -- New York (State) -- Melville
    • Black and white photograph showing a young woman in her dress gassing up the tractor at a very simple Texaco gas pump. May's store was one of many that sold gas along with groceries or candy.
    • Bus on a snowy day.

    • Transportation -- New York (State) -- Huntington (Town); Buses -- New York (State) -- Huntington (Town)
    • Black and white photograph showing an early bus making its way along a very snowy road. But buses were quieter and less frightening for the cows in the nearby fields, and by 1919 had replaced the trolley along Route 110.
    • Blacksmith Shop and field.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Blacksmiths -- New York (State) -- Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing Bill Thomas' Blacksmith shop and Miss Graeser, Charlie Kull and a third, unidentified girl sitting in a field across the street near the corner of Old Country and Walt Whitman Roads.
    • Bill Thomas' blacksmith shop.

    • Blacksmiths -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.) - Social life and customs; Melville (N.Y.) -- History
    • Black and white photograph showing Bill Thomas' blacksmith shop which stood until the mid-1950's at the corner of what is now Walt Whitman and Old Country Roads.
    • Bookman's Hotel.

    • Restaurants -- New York (State) -- Melville; Hotels -- New York (State) -- Melville; Bookman's Hotel.
    • Black and white photograph showing Bookman's Hotel, circa 1940, and formerly named the Melville Inn. For many years it was owned and operatedby Joe Bookman and his family. In 1954 it was reconfigured to accommodate the wider Route 110, and in...
    • Glaab's Produce Stand.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Farm life -- New York (State) -- Melville; Glaab family.
    • Black and white photograph showing five of the eleven Glaab children in front of their summer vegetable stand, located just north of the family hardware store on Route 110.
    • Glaab's Hardware Store

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Stores, retail -- New York (State) - Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing Glaab's, circa 1930 on Route 110. In addition to hardware, auto accessories, seeds, and its own greenhouse, it also had a gas pump, as many stores did at the time.
    • Frederick's Restaurant.

    • Stores, retail -- New York (State) -- Melville; Restaurants -- New York (State) -- Melville; May's Candy Store.
    • Black and white photograph showing May's Candy Store as it looks in 2006, now converted to Frederick's Restaurant, and hardly recognizable.
    • May's Store.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Stores, retail -- New York ( State) -- Melville; May's Candy Store.
    • Black and white photograph showing May's Store on the west side of Walt Whitman Road, circa 1920. The store sold candy, soda and gasoline.
    • Plowing Potatoes

    • Agriculture -- New York (State) -- Melville -- 1920-1930; New York (State) -- Melville -- Social Life and Customs.
    • Black and White photograph showing Mr. Titus plowing his field with horse and wooden plow, circa 1930. This farm was located on Walt Whitman Road and the homestead remains in 2006.
    • Vanderbilt Parkway toll booth.

    • Vanderbilt Motor Parkway; Toll houses -- New York (State)--Long Island; Transportation -- New York (State) -- Long Island
    • Black and white photograph showing one of the 12 toll lodges built on the Vanderbilt Parkway. A toll taker and his family lived in this two bedroom cottage. The toll for the full length of the parkway prior to its closing in 1938, was $2.00.
    • Rosie Herrmann's Luncheonette.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Roadside restaurants -- New York (State) -- Melville; Herrmann Family.
    • Black and white photograph showing Rosie's popular snack bar circa 1930, located on the east side of the old Route 110, just about where Chef II stands in 2006.
    • Baylis House

    • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Melville;Post office buildings -- New York (State) -- Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing the Baylis House which housed Melville's first post office in 1852. The house still stands in 2006 on the north side of Old Country Road just west of Route 110.

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