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    • Cow Bay Inn, Exterior

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Cow Bay Inn--Port Washington (N.Y.); Saloons; Taverns;
    • Located at 402 Main Street in Port Washington, Cow Bay Inn was named after Cow Bay, the original name for Manhasset Bay, while Port Washington was originally named Cow Neck. It enjoyed popularity in the 1930s, when it was owned by James Villani.
    • Louie's Shore Restaurant

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Shore Restaurant--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Side view showing the restaurant's private dock where boaters are able to moor for access. Before its sale in 2002, Louie's Shore Restaurant, now known as Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, had been in the Zwerlein family for nearly 100 years and is a...
    • Cow Bay Inn, Interior

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Cow Bay Inn--Port Washington (N.Y.); Saloons; Taverns;
    • Located at 402 Main Street in Port Washington, Cow Bay Inn was named after Cow Bay, the original name for Manhasset Bay, while Port Washington was originally named Cow Neck. It enjoyed popularity in the 1930s, when it was owned by James Villani.
    • Louie's Shore Restaurant

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Shore Restaurant--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Located at 395 Main Street for nearly a century, Louie's started out in 1905 on a barge floating in Manhasset Bay. Now known as Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, the restaurant underwent a renovation and change of ownership in 2002.
    • Memorial Day Parade

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Memorial Day; National holidays; Parades; New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban life;
    • 1942 Memorial Day Parade in Port Washington [NY] as it passes in front of the Beacon Theater on Main Street. The officers on the motorcycles are Paul McMitchell and Elmer Smith.
    • North Side of Main Street Business Section, Port Washington, Looking West, ca. 1999

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Bars and restaurants; Ayhan's Shish-Kebab Restaurant--Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Red Door Antiques--Port Washington (N.Y.); Giles Antiques--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Lower Main Street showing Ayhan's Shish-Kebab restaurant in rt foreground at #283, built in 1880. Previously it was both Barney Jacobs' Dry Goods Store and the Old Homestead Restaurant. Next door, at #287-289, Red Door Antiques and Giles Antiques...
    • Locust Grove, ca. 1900

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manorhaven Village (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Social life and customs--Port Washington (N.Y.) Goodwins Sandbank--Port Washington (N.Y.); Sandbanks; Sand mines and mining; Recreation;
    • Artist's rendering of ca. 1900 Port Washington and neighboring Manhasset Bay Waterfront areas. Around the turn of the century Locust Grove flourished on the shores of what is now the village of Manorhaven.
    • Memorial Day Parade

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Memorial Day; National holidays; Parades; New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban life; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protests, demonstrations, etc.;
    • Vietnam War protesters participate in the 1971 Memorial Day parade down Main Street in Port Washington [NY].
    • Spectators at the 1971 Port Washington Memorial Day Parade

    • New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban Life; Parades; National holidays; Memorial Day; Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Saloons; Taverns; Flobet Tavern--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Spectators along Main Street near Port Washington Blvd. watching 1971 Port Washington Memorial Day Parade in front of longstanding eatery Flobet Cafe, 43 Main Street.
    • Execution Rock Lighthouse, ca. 1970

    • Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Maritime traditions; Lighthouses;
    • Execution Rock [Execution Rocks] Lighthouse, located off the northern coast of Long Island at Sands Point [NY]. It was built in 1849 and named after a Revolutionary War method of disposing of prisoners.
    • Louie's Restaurant History Placemat , ca. 1985

    • Louie's Shore Restaurant--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Clam Shack--Port Washington (N.Y.); Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Promotional placemat from Louie's Shore Restaurant of Port Washington describing its colorful history during the ownership by four generations of the Zwerlein family.
    • America's Cup Race 1958 - Columbia

    • Boats and boating; Yachts and yachting; Yacht racing--1950-1960; America's Cup--1958; Columbia (Yacht)--1958;
    • Briggs Cunningham in white cap with Commodore Henry Sears on the far left and Port Washington favorite son Vic Romagna on the far right onboard the Columbia after the yacht's thrilling victory in 1958.
    • Edward C. Davis, Central Meat Market

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops - Port Washington (N.Y.); Central Meat Market - Port Washington (N.Y.); Meat industry and trade;
    • The Edward C. Davis Central Meat Market was located at 292 Main Street. In this photo, the man on the left is Frederick Hamm, nephew to legendary Port Washington mail carrier Susie Brunner. Hamm later became a master plumber and opened a large...
    • Railroad Commuters at L.I.R.R. Station, Port Washington, ca. 1937

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Railroads--Buildings; Long Island Rail Road Station Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island (N.Y.)--Description and travel; Railways; Trains, Railroad; Electric railroads; Labor supply; Men--Employment;...
    • Commuter pick up in Port Washington after work day in Manhattan, ca. 1937--cars and pedestrians in front of the station located on Main Street. In 1937, Port Washington was experiencing rapid growth in both population and the local businesses to...
    • Main Street School Opening Day Parade, September, 1909, Center View

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Streets; Schools; School children; Children; Students; Parades; Stores and shops; Real Estate business; F. B. Smith Real Estate - Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Children and teachers marching up lower Main Street in Port Washington towards the new Main Street School for its grand opening on September 19, 1909. At the time, this dedication was the greatest event in the history of the community. Trolley...
    • Port Sales Corporation, Interior.

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Automobiles; Studebaker automobile; Automobile--Design and construction; Stores and shops; Port Sales Corporation--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Interior of Port Sales Corporation, Port Washington [NY], showing 1950 Studebaker models. The 1950 Studebaker Champion Starlight Coupe, shown at right, marked a sharp break from earlier car designs with its center "nose" which mimicked futuristic...
    • Port Sales Corporation, Side View.

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Automobiles; Studebaker automobile; Stores and shops; Port Sales Corporation - Port Washington (N.Y);
    • Boat and Studebaker automobile showroom at the corner of Main Street and Central Drive. From this perspective, the Studebaker sign is visible. This photo dates from 1949, when the 1950 Studebaker models, showing radical revisions and styling...
    • Port Sales Corporation - Front View

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Sales and shops; Port Sales Corporation--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Automobiles; Studebaker automobile;
    • Boat and car showroom, ca. 1949, at the corner of Main Street and Central Drive in Port Washington [NY]. From this perspective, the "Boats" sign is visible on the building's northwest corner.
    • Toms Point, Manhasset Isle and Manhasset Bay, Aerial View, ca. 1927

    • Toms Point--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Isle--Port Washington (N.Y.); Road construction--Port Washington (N.Y.); Aerial views--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Guarding the entrance to Port Washington, Toms Point (right tip of Manhasset Isle, foreground) shows the way to the town docks, left. The grid marks for future streets in the soon-to-be-developed Manhasset Isle may be seen in this 1927 survey photo.
    • Beacon Service Station, Port Washington, ca. 1946

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Automobiles--Service stations; Tydol Service Station--Port Washington (N.Y.); Beacon Service Station--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Beacon Service Station, a Tydol station, was located at 122 Main Street, at the corner of Mackey Avenue and next door to the Beacon Theater. From 1938 to 1955, Associated Tide Water Oil Company operated Tydol Flying A stations on the East Coast and...
    • Port Washington Community Services

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Founded in 1909, Port Washington Community Services was located at 225 Main Street, a building purchased in 1922 by the Village Welfare Society, which changed its name in 1950 to Port Washington Community Services. More recently, Port Counseling...
    • Jacob Kleisrath Cigars

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Cigars; Tobacco;
    • Jacob Kleisrath's Cigars, a business located at the northeast corner of Irma Avenue and Main Street from approx. 1905-1920, was also the Kleisrath home. The Kleisraths moved further down Irma Avenue in the 1920s, and William Eaton's Auto Supply...
    • Dinner at Bradley's Restaurant, ca. 1920

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Dinner at Bradley's Restaurant, ca. 1920, with barrels as tables and celery as centerpieces. Pictured are men in chef's hats, who may have been attending either a Mason or Republican Party event. Benjamin Franklin Speedling is seated near the...
    • Port Washington Trolley

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Street railroads; Electric railroads; Street cars; Trolley cars; New York and North Shore Traction Company--New York (N.Y.); Mineola, Roslyn & Port Washington Line;
    • The Main Street Port Washington Trolley ran from 1908 through 1920. In this photo, Conductor & Motorman Fox and Olsen stand in front of the Mineola, Roslyn & Port Washington Trolley at the end of the in Mineola. Mineola Village Hall is visible in...
    • Alper's Hardware, ca. 1985

    • Streets; Main Street -- Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Alper's Hardware - Port Washington (N.Y.); Household equipment and supplies; Household appliances, Electric; Houses--Maintenance and repair
    • Alper's Hardware, 81 Main Street, at the corner of Main Street and Irma Ave, across from Port's LIRR Station. Founded in 1911 by Sam and Mary Alper, Alper's has been located here for four generations.
    • Oriental Rug Shop

    • Main Street -- Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Buildings; Rugs, Oriental; Oriental Rug Shop - Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • 1990 photograph of 292 Main Street, Port Washington (at the corner of Bank Street) when occupied by Oriental Rug Shop. Edward C. Davis Meat Market was located at this location in 1900.
    • Stores at 273-275 Main Street, Port Washington, ca. 1970s

    • Main Street -- Port Washington (N.Y.); Printing; Baking; Stores and shops; Buildings; The Bread Box - Port Washington (N.Y.); Leebolt Printing - Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • The Bread Box Bakery and Leebolt Printing were once located at 273-275 Main Street. 273 Main was built by Frank B. Smith, well- known real estate and insurance agent in the 1910s and 20s. It more recently housed the Paul Green School of Rock Music....
    • Central Hotel at the corner of Shore Road and Main Street, ca. 1900

    • 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 [Alt Heidelberg] Hotel - Port Washington (N.Y.); Central Hotel - Port Washington...
    • This hotel, originally called the Old Heidelberg, was built in 1872 by Gideon Seaman with a mansard roof, and located at the corner of Shore Road and Main Street in Port Washington. After Seaman's death in 1891, the hotel was sold to Jerry O'Brien,...
    • First Methodist Church

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Churches--United States; Methodist Church; Buildings;
    • The First Methodist Church of Port Washington [NY] was built in 1871 on the corner of Bayview and Carlton Avenues, and originally known as the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1883 the church building was moved to the corner of Main Street and North...
    • Marsh Appliance and Upper Main Street Stores, ca. 1953

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban life; Parades; Stores and shops; Marsh Appliance--Port Washington (N.Y.); Horace A. Cowley Wines & Liquors--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Patriotic parade ca. 1953, marching east on Main Street in Port Washington [NY] in front of businesses from #29 to Marsh Appliance at #25.
    • Atlantic Fire Company Truck, ca. 1927

    • Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company No. 1--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.) Fire Department;
    • Atlantic Fire Company Truck in front of the Main Street School, ca. 1927. The Atlantic Fire Company was one of the three original fire companies in Port Washington, and was founded as the Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 in 1886. For more...
    • Manhasset Bay Looking West, Aerial View, ca. 1963

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Aerial views--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Little Neck Bay--Great Neck (N.Y.); Harbors; Docks; Boats and boating;
    • Looking west from Port Washington across "the necks"--Toms Point and Manhasset Isle rt of center, with Sands Point beyond, Great Neck across Manhasset Bay, Little Neck on furthest western shore, Manhattan skyline in distance.
    • Port Washington Building & Loan Association

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Banks & Banking; Loans; Savings & loan associations; Cooperative building associations; Port Washington Building & Loan Association--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington Savings and Loan...
    • Port Washington Building & Loan Association was located at 270 Main Street, near the corner of Carlton Avenue, and established in 1891. In 1954 the name was changed to Port Washington Savings and Loan Association. Other name changes included State...
    • Railroad Station, Port Washington, ca. 1903

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Railroads; Trains, Railroad; Buildings; Long Island Railroad Station--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Port Washington Railroad Station ca. 1903, five years after the line was extended past Great Neck with the building of the Manhasset Bay Aqueduct Bridge. At the time it was built, land around the station was mostly farmland and rolling hills.
    • Steamer Idlewild Offshore in Port Washington, NY

    • Steamer Idlewild; Steam navigation; Steamboats; Steamships; Boats and boating; Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Harbors--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.);
    • Sidewheeler steamship Idlewild transported passengers from Sands Port dock in Port Washington to Manhattan from 1879 to 1886. The steamer was lost off Long Island Sound in February, 1886 on a run from Bridgeport, CT. Bluffs in the background show...
    • Hotel Renwick, Port Washington, ca. 1898

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Shore Road--Port Washington (N.Y.); Hotels, motels, etc.--Port Washington (N.Y.); Hotel Renwick--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • With its landmark location facing Manhasset Bay, Hotel Renwick, built in 1890 by Lorenzo Smull, was a popular summer residence in the seaside resort.
    • Surveying the Damage From Hurricane, 1938

    • Hurricanes--Long Island (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Storms;
    • From the porch of Gaffney's Seafood Restaurant near Town Dock, Port residents look out over devastation caused by wind gusts well over 129-mph. Whole beach communities to the east were swept away.
    • Waterwitch After Hurricane, 1938

    • Hurricanes--Long Island (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Climate; Storms;
    • The combination of a strong hurricane moving at an extreme forward speed striking the coast at the same time as the autumnal high tide caused major property damage, such as that to Waterwitch.

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