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    • Custom House, Port Washington, L.I.

    • Custom House--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Seafaring life--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating;
    • Originally a rustic hut built to register Long Island Sound cargo into Port, the custom house became a local landmark and gathering place. Correspondence is between Mrs. Hults and Mrs. Leiber, longtime Port residents (see reverse).
    • Main Street School PTA News, ca. 1983 (2-Sides)

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Main Street School--Port Washington (N.Y.); Public schools--Port Washington (N.Y.); Buildings, School; Landmarks, Preservation of; Community centers; Historic buildings;
    • Main Street School PTA Newsletter published during the successful community-wide effort to save the landmark school building from a planned 1985 demolition. Highlights of the school's history are recounted, as well as the names of local families...
    • Main Street School Preservation Campaign Flyer (2-Sides)

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Main Street School--Port Washington (N.Y.); Public schools--Port Washington (N.Y.); Buildings, School; School boards; Boards of education; Landmarks, Preservation of; Community centers; Elections--Port...
    • 'Don't Let This Happen' Flyer from 1983 Port Washington School Board election campaign urges voters to elect candidates who will overturn an earlier school board vote to close the Main Street School.
    • Hazel Cocks on Bow of "Golden Rod," 1925

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Motorboats; Waterfront--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Hazel Cocks, mother of Joan Matero, ready for boating on Manhasset Bay. Longtime Port Washington residents, the Cocks and Matero families were active in the community.
    • Port Washington Public Library Expansion Plans, 1965 (5-Pages)

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Public libraries; Libraries--Port Washington (N.Y.); Libraries and community; Libraries--Trustees; Library finance; Library architecture;
    • Port Washington [NY] Public Library memo written ot the Committee for a New Library dated May 19, 1965, outlining the purchase of land, architectural plans and other considerations for a major library relocation and expansion.
    • Cove Inn, Port Washington, L.I. (& verso)

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Hotels, motels, etc.--Port Washington (N.Y.); Inns--Port Washington (N.Y); Cove Inn--Port Washington (N.Y.); Old Heidelberg Hotel--Port Washington (N.Y.); Central Hotel--Port Washington (N.Y.); Washington...
    • Cove Inn, located on the NE corner of Main Street and Shore Road, was demolished in 1933. Known earlier as both the Old Heidelberg and Central Hotel, Cove Inn was known for its mansard roof and a much-appreciated watering trough for horses....
    • Port Washington Carnival, 1911 (2-Sides)

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Carnivals; Parades; Suburban Life--Port Washington (N.Y.); Shoreline; Manhasset Bay--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • 1911 Port Washington Carnival Information and Map brochure. A huge community event, the carnival showcased the seaside resort-aspects of the area focused on the Main Street area and Manhasset Bay shoreline. Showing the Trolley Line as well as local...
    • Souvenir Program-Port Washington Carnival, Season 1911 (8-Pages)

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Carnivals; Parades; Suburban Life--Port Washington (N.Y.); Shoreline; Manhasset Bay--Port Washington (N.Y.); Festivals; Port Washington Carnival--Port Washington (N.Y.); Carnival programs; Concerts;...
    • Port Washington 1911 Carnival Souvenir Program includes 5-day schedule of events, advertisers and local listings. This July, 1911 "extravaganza" culminated in a performance of H.M.S. Pinafore on an offshore stage viewed from a shoreline grandstand.
    • Delvan's, Main St., Port Washington, L.I. (& verso)

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Delvan's Ice Cream Parlor--Port Washington (N.Y.); Confectionery;
    • View of Main Street showing Delvan's Ice Cream Parlor at 307-309 Main Street, ca. 1900. "Another For Your Collection Lucy" handwritten on the front. Address, datemark and postage stamp on reverse. [Date of postmark illegible.]
    • Greetings From Port Washington Post Card, 1910

    • Postcards--Collectors and collecting; Greeting cards; Tourist trade--Port Washington (N.Y.); Main Street School--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Scenic postcard with six landmark images of Port Washington, New York, as they appeared in 1910, including the newly-built Main Street School and L.I.R.R. station. Postmark on reverse.
    • Hauled Out For Winter, 1925

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Harbors; Docks; Boats and boating;
    • Boats on the shore of Manhasset Bay in Port Washington, L.I. after being hauled out for the winter. In the rt background, LIRR trestle bridge over the bay is visible.

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