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    • [American Theatre]

    • Sigmond Opera House--Freeport (N.Y.); American Theatre--Freeport (N.Y.); Theatres
    • Black and white photograph of the Sigmond Opera House under construction around the turn of the 20th century. It later became known as the American Theatre and burned down in 1923.
    • LIGHTS Club House

    • LIGHTS Club - Freeport (N.Y.); Clubhouses;
    • Volume 2, Page 85-A [1955 description]: "1916. This expensive club house was located at the foot of Branch Avenue and burned about 1938. Its membership was limited to members of the theatrical profession and got its name from the first letters...
    • Water Works, Freeport Park, Freeport, L. I.

    • Freeport Water Department--Freeport (N.Y.); Pumping stations;
    • Colorized postcard of the first Freeport Water Works built in 1893. It was located on Olive Boulevard (now Sunrise Highway). The first tap opened in 1894. A municipal water service was established because the wooden high school on Pine burned...
    • [90 Smith St.]

    • Urban renewal; Houses; Fires
    • Black and white photograph of the front of the two story frame house at 90 Smith Street. The owner was Ansel Raynor of Seaford. The house had been burned and most of the roof was destroyed.
    • Lake Scene along Playland Park Freeport, L.I.

    • Playland Park--Freeport (N.Y.); Amusement parks; Canals
    • Black and white postcard of Woodcleft Basin north of Playland Park. The sign on a building says Playland Swimming Pool end of Boardwalk. A building with a dome in the background says pool. This amusement park was built in the 1920s and burned down...
    • [90 Smith St.]

    • Urban renewal; Houses; Fires
    • Black and white photograph of the rear of the two story frame house at 90 Smith Street. The owner was Ansel Raynor of Seaford. The house had been burned and most of the roof was destroyed.
    • Second House, Montauk c. 1909

    • Guesthouses -- New York (State) --Montauk; Galleries and Museums -- New York (State) -- Montauk
    • Sepia toned postcard of Second House. Original building built in 1746, burned down and rebuilt in 1797. It was used as a Keeper's house during the cattle grazing years. By the 1860s it became an important guest house for fashionable visitors. In...
    • [Original Idle Hour Mansion]

    • Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1849-1920 -- Homes and haunts
      Dwellings - New York (State) - Oakdale
      Mansions -- New York (State) -- Oakdale
    • Original Idle Hour mansion belonging to William K. Vanderbilt. The wooden Queen Anne style building, designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt and constructed between 1878-1879, was destroyed by fire in April of 1899. Handwritten note on back of...
    • Kratky Farm Hogs

    • Swine; Farms; Old Bethpage, NY;
    • Hogs on Anton Kratky farm, Old Bethpage, NY. Property purchased in 1939 from Spiegel; located at Round Swamp and Claremont Roads, Old Bethpage, NY. Kratky family originated in Prague , Czechoslovakia; came to Old Bethpage from Steinway Street,...
    • Montauk Inn, pre-1926

    • Taverns (Inns) -- New York (State) -- Montauk; Hotels -- New York (State) -- Montauk
    • Sepia photograph of the Montauk Inn ca. 1920s. Built on Signal Hill in 1899 By the Long Island Railroad after it's extension to Montauk in 1895. The Inn was one of the few establishments on Montauk at the turn-of the-century. The Inn burned down in...
    • Winfield Hall

    • Buildings - New York(State) -Glen Cove
    • "Winfield Hall" Residence of F.W. Woolworth. F.W. Woolworth commissioned C.P.H. Gilbert, architect, to design this mansion after an earlier house on this site burned down in 1916. It is located on 18 acres in the North Country Colony section of...
    • Marshall Marine Service, ca. 1947

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; A & R Marshall Marine Service, Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Harbors; Yachts and yachting; Engines; Stores and shops
    • A & R Marshall Marine Service, located at 403 Main Street in Port Washington from 1928 through 1964. This building, which had earlier been Bayview Hotel, burned down in 1947. In 1989 the site became part of Inspiration Wharf.
    • [Grove Street School circa 1889]

    • Freeport Public Schools--Freeport (N.Y.); School children; Old Grove Street School--Freeport (N.Y.)
    • Black and white photograph of the students at the old Grove Street School that burned down in 1893. Some of the students are Ed Soper, Fred Wasson, Marion Pine, Irving Smith, Gilson Raynor, Henry Hill, Millie Foreman, Sammie Taft, Archie Wallace,...
    • Sands Point Bath Club

    • Clubs--Sands Point (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Sands Point Bath [& Tennis] [and Racquet] Club, which burned down on March 12, 1986, was a landmark elite retreat on Long Island Sound with such members as financier Bernard Baruch, John Philip Sousa and W. Averell Harriman.
    • First House, 1900

    • Buildings--New York (State)--Montauk; Cattle Herding--New York (State)--Montauk;
    • First House was built in 1744 during the height of pasturage on Montauk. The keeper at First House was responsible for entering cattle on the common pasturage list and to make necessary repairs on fences. First House burned down in 1909 and was not...
    • The Arlington, Bayville, Oyster Bay L.I.

    • Hotels; Bayville (N.Y.);
    • Black & white photograph of The Arlington. White clapboard three story building with wrap around porch. Dates on upper peakes: 1903 and 1897. The Arlington was a hotel also known as Camp Sunshine located on Bayville Avenue and Arlington Lane. ...
    • Grove Street School Completed

    • Schools; School buildings; Grove Street School - Freeport (N.Y.)
    • Volume 1, Page 9 [1955 description]: "The building was competed in 1905 and was added to several times. This view was taken from the corner of Pine Street. Attention is directed to the oil-burning street lamp on the corner. Those lamps, on posts...
    • Aerial views; Central Garden City

    • Casino; Stewart Arms; Hotel; Estate Office; RR station
    • "Scenic Garden City" facing NE with "Stewart Arms" (later named Casino) in foreground, original RR station (replaced 1892) and the Estate office (burned 1912) at center, and the Garden City Hotel upper left. Undivided back, unused
    • [Grove Street School]

    • Freeport Public Schools--Freeport (N.Y.)
    • Black and white photograph of the 3rd public school in Freeport built in 1875. It was located on the north west corner of Grove Street and Pine Street. It burned down in 1893.
    • Sands Point Beach

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Beaches--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Sands Point Hotel--Sands Point (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Old Sands Point Hotel, which burned down in 1893. The grounds of the hotel, which later served as a Naval Battalion encampment, boasted a shady grove and a steamboat landing.
    • By Gone Years In Middle Island, Coram, Yaphank and Ridge in Pictures

    • Historic buildings; Schools; Churches; Stores & shops; Lakes & ponds; Mills; Railroad stations; Railroad bridges; Roads;Trees; Advertisements; Banks; Lumber; Forge shops; Orphanages; Rivers; Woodcutting; Town meetings; Pumps; Middle Island (N.Y.);...
    • This is a 12 page pamphlet including the covers. It consists of photos of the various structures and areas of the towns of Middle Island, Yaphank, Coram and Ridge in the state of New York. There are also advertisements scattered throughout.
    • Some Early Schools in the Freeport District

    • Schools--Freeport (N.Y.); Grove Street School--Freeport (N.Y.)
    • Black and white slide of the four early schools in Freeport including the first built c. 1820, the two story school house, the wooden school house that opened on October 7, 1875 and burned down January 9, 1893 and the fourth school, the Grove...
    • Debris burning

    • Roads-widening- Jericho Regional Planning-NY-LI-DOT Seaman porperty-Jericho
    • During the road widening project when Jericho Corners was demolished a lot of the debris was burned on the spot, 1960
    • Christ's Church, Oyster Bay, L.I.

    • Episcopal churches; Oyster Bay (N.Y.);
    • Colorized photograph of Christ's Church in Oyster Bay. The church is located on East Main Street and Pearl. This structure burned down and was replaced by the current structure. Postmarked January 3, 1907.
    • [Fire at Long Beach]

    • Hotels; Fires; Long Beach Hotel--Long Beach (N.Y.)
    • Sepia postcard of fire at hotel in Long Beach, taken from across the water. Buildings are visible along the shoreline on either side of the burning building. Message on reverse: This is the hotel all afire. "Pop," Neil, Harry and myself start...
    • Ketcham/Underhill house

    • Underhill property-Jericho
    • Front view of the Ketcham/Underhill house at the Jericho Horse farm on Jericho Turnpike near Robbins Lane. Burned down (arson?) in May 2003 shortly after being landmarked by TOBAY
    • Dutch Reform Church, Brookville

    • Church buildings-Dutch
    • Originally The Reformed Dutch Church of Oyster Bay with Dutch speaking minister. It burned down in 1924, redesigned by William A. Delano, dedicated in 1926 -renamed Brookville Reformed Church in 1955, rededicated in 1991
    • Dutch Reform Church, Brookville

    • Church buildings-Dutch
    • Originally The Reformed Dutch Church of Oyster Bay with Dutch speaking minister. It burned down in 1924, redesigned by William A. Delano, dedicated in 1926 -renamed Brookville Reformed Church in 1955, rededicated in 1991
    • [Foreman Lumberyard]

    • Lumberyards; Foreman Lumber Yard; Bethel A.M.E. Church--Freeport (N.Y.); Freeport Bank--Freeport (N.Y.); Freeport Hotel--Freeport (N.Y.)
    • Black and white photograph of a man measuring the depth of flood waters in Foreman's lumberyard, located at the intersection of North Main Street and Broadway . Houses are visible in the background, along with the Bethel AME Church on the left and...

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