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Dec 13 2018 frank femenias 9:37 PM

Brrr, ankles in snow. This could also be the second only photo of Smith farmway bridge. Check out the matching rails

http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/images/made/images/blog/12-02-2007-01-10-49-859_edited-1_1_620_392.jpg

From Surveyor Clinton Robertson Photo Album: A Motor Parkway Survey Team in Lake Success in 1909

Dec 13 2018 Brian D McCarthy 1:50 PM

These photos are amazing! Check out that Steam Roller, must have ran on firewood!

Field Party image brings the Smith Farmway Bridge to mind.

From Surveyor Clinton Robertson Photo Album: A Motor Parkway Survey Team in Lake Success in 1909

Dec 13 2018 Greg O. 1:35 AM

Also, forgot to add as per your link I shared, it’s stated;
“...Moreover, the wooden railings were typical for a farmway bridge.”

From Surveyor Clinton Robertson Photo Album: A Motor Parkway Survey Team in Lake Success in 1909

Dec 13 2018 Greg O. 1:29 AM

Hi Howard,
Looking closely at ‘the 1st bridge after Great Neck’ photo of the Smith Farmway Bridge, the tree line very much resembles that of the field party posing. Could this be the Smith bridge and not Old Courthouse?

http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/long_island_motor_parkway_bridge_series15_the_smith_farmway_bridge_in_lake_

From Surveyor Clinton Robertson Photo Album: A Motor Parkway Survey Team in Lake Success in 1909

Dec 12 2018 Brian D McCarthy 8:26 PM

Excellent image and captures, Bill.

From The Salvation Army Hotel Being Moved Down Clinton Road in Garden City in 1928

Dec 12 2018 S. Berliner, III 5:45 PM

‘Tis I, again!  I just realized that the second Close-Up, “Curtiss Engineering headquarters and factories”, shows a small but substantial building just in front of the Engineering building, left (east) of the truck on Stewart.  When I worked in the NW corner of the Engrg. building ca. 1958, that was the LI Nat’l Bank (my first adult account), later Franklin, now Chase.  As a North-oriented person, I made up a ref. map to show this - <http://sbiii.com/histpix/curt_map.jpg>.  B=Bank, E=Engrg., F1=orig. factory (with pass-through), F2=later factory, P=power plant, plus (approx.) T=toll lodge and S=super’s bldg.  More fun; love this!  Sam,III

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 12 2018 S. Berliner, III 4:49 PM

Richard, thanks but I respectfully submit that the building at the far east end of the Conklin lot far predated Republic (perhaps even predating Seversky).  When I first saw it, ca. 1960, it already was very old, appearing to be from WWI.  I may well be manufacturing memories here but the longer I think about it, the more I think it had the name “Liberty” on it or on the stack.  The extant foundation and ruined building on the lot are west of that, in the E/W center of the lot.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 11 2018 Richard Panchyk 10:28 PM

Sam, the factory you refer to is the old Fairchild Republic plant. Yes, there is still one building remaining. I was there a few weeks ago. It was badly damaged in a fire a few years ago.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 11 2018 Tom 6:37 PM

Yes Steve, especially 1953, 54 and 55 Caddy’s!!

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Dec 11 2018 S. Berliner, III 3:27 PM

P. S. - It occurred to me to look at Street View for the Conklin site, opposite Stew Leonard’s, <http://sbiii.com/histpix/l1bertyx.jpg> and that’s NOT the plant I remember at all, far too big, nor is this 1941 view of Liberty <http://sbiii.com/histpix/librty41.jpg>.  The place was definitely at Conklin and New Highway, diagonally across the tracks from the Pinelawn L. I. Nat’l Cem., probably in the empty lot there now, and the building was a big simple rectangle parallel to the tracks and Conklin with dark (rusty?) sides and a peaked roof.  C’mon, someone!  This REALLY has me going, now!  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 11 2018 frank femenias 12:33 PM

Hi Sam, the factory by Conklin may still have existed in 1994. Sending Howard an aerial with buildings intact. Don’t know what was there.
Also, there is today a Liberty Industrial Finishing plant on Motor Ave.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 11 2018 S. Berliner, III 12:27 AM

O.K., folks; I KNEW I’d be embarrassed but, if Liberty was on Motor Avenue, then what was the factory I describe on Conklin?  It was there well into ca. 1960-70 and I always “:knew” it as Liberty.  With all the aero and historical power amassed for this thread, SOMEONE must know!  Looks like the ruins are still there; satellite view at <http://sbiii.com/histpix/libertyx.jpg>.  New thread?  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 10 2018 Brian D McCarthy 11:31 PM

Was the date of this image considered part of the mystery? Or is the image captioned with a date?

January 1918 according to Richard

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 10 2018 frank femenias 10:38 PM

Fantastic responses here on the Motor Parkway! Amazing to find many still attached to this roadway. Please share your visions on this historic highway!

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 10 2018 Bill Zimmer 5:06 PM

Does anyone know what happened to the painting done for Esquire and was more than one done?

From A Salute to the Mets & Mystery Foto #44 Solved: A Gift to George Robertson From Peter Helck

Dec 10 2018 Mitch Hackett 4:13 PM

My guess is Republic Aviation, route 110, from a small plane?  Best I can do.  Happy holidays Howard!

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 10 2018 Mitch Hackett 4:08 PM

Nice remembrance Howard.

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Dec 10 2018 Brian D McCarthy 3:55 PM

*Location/Orientation:  East Garden City viewing basically south.

*Historic Sites/Structures:  Curtiss Engineering Corp, Camp Mills, Garden City Toll Lodge, and Curtiss Field.

*Existing Structures of Significance:  Curtiss Corp structures, Garden City Toll Lodge.

*LIMP structures:  Garden City Toll Lodge ( no porte cochere ). Motor Parkway Office ( General Manager’s Office is yet to be ).

*Road w/array of trees:  Stewart Ave.

*Month & Year of image/ Reasoning:  Pre - 1929. Camp Mills 1917 thru 1921+, Curtiss Corp. est 1918, Field named Curtiss 1920 thru 1929. There’s a single building to the east of the cluster of buildings within Curtiss Field. This single building isn’t apparent in the 1925 and 1929 images of this location. Still have to guess:  Winter of 1924 is my answer

*Location Of Photographer: Atop Water Tower within Curtiss Field.

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

Dec 10 2018 Joe Oesterle 1:06 PM

The old WWI hospital, near Camp Mills in Garden City, south of Old Country Rd.  Perhaps the picture was taken from a water tower?
-joe o

From Mystery Foto #49 Solved:Hazelhurst Field, Garden City Lodge,Curtiss Engineering & Camp Mills in 1918

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