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    • John W. DeMott & Lewis A. Abrams

    • DeMott; Abrams; Bank; Village Avenue; Library
    • John W. DeMott (left), President of the Bank of Rockville Centre in 1916 and owner of the DeMott building on Village Avenue which housed the Village Office, the Bank of Rockville Centre and the Library at various times. Lewis A. Abrams (right), was...
    • Christmas Party, Girls of Bank of Rockville Centre Trust Company

    • Christmas; Bank of Rockville Centre Trust Company; Grim; Ferraro; Moen; Country Club; Johnson; Craigmile; Irwin; Dettmer; Lupton; Ferrera; O'Brien; Robb; Leck; Christie; Kenney; Fowler; Dowling; Thompson; Henesy; Bertolini; Steinbrugger; McLean
    • Typed on back of photo: Christmas Party, Girls of Bank of Rockville Centre Trust Company at Rockville Country Club: Dec. 11, 1947. First Row: Mildred E. Grim, Marjorie Ferraro, Lillian C. Moen; Sara Baylis Johnson; Irene Craigmile of Peoples...
    • Bank of Rockville Centre

    • Bank of Rockville Centre; Village Avenue; Merrick Road
    • The Bank of Rockville Centre built on the Northeast corner of Village and Merrick Road. Edwin G. Wright had offices upstairs. The building was razed in the 1960s and the bank moved to a new building across the street in the middle of the block. ...
    • Dr. Frank T. DeLano and Earl J. Bennett

    • DeLano; Bennett; Review-Star; Nassau County; Comptroller; Defense; Council; Distinguished; Award; Committee; World War; Library Executive Board; Bank; President
    • Dr. Frank DeLano (left) President of the Rockville Centre Public Library Executive Board for over 30 years and a President of the Bank of Rockville Centre longer than any other president. Earl J. Bennett (right) was a banker and attorney. He was...
    • Frank P. Baylis and Jacob Lampert

    • Baylis; Lampert; Realtor; Trustee; Jeweler; Optician; Village Avenue; Treasurer; Bank
    • Frank P. Baylis (left) owned a realty company and in 1917 was elected to the Village of Rockville Centre Board of Trustees. In 1936 he was an officer of the Bank of Rockville Centre. Jacob Lampert (right) was a jeweler and wholesale optician at a...
    • Captain Samuel Phillips and Herbert C. Davison

    • Captain; Phillips; Village Avenue; Savings and Loan: Bank; Hempstead Avenue; Museum; Davison; Historical Society
    • Captain Samuel Phillips (left) was one of a number of sea captains who lived in Rockville Centre. His home was at 191 N. Village Avenue. He was one of the original subscribers to the Rockville Centre Savings and Loan Association, owning five...
    • Emergency Express Bus Service

    • Emergency; Bus Service; Rockville Centre; Jamaica; N. Park Avenue; Front Street; Bee Line Inc.; Strike
    • Rockville Centre commuters board an emergency bus to Jamaica during a 1946 bus strike. The emergency bus ran from N. Park Avenue and Front Street in Rockville Centre to Jamaica every 20 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bee Line Inc. supplied the...
    • Train Wreck

    • Long Island Railroad; wreckage; Rockville Centre; crash; Banks Avenue
    • Wreckage of the Long Island Railroad train crash in Rockville Centre at 10:35 p.m. on Feb. 18, 1950. An east-bound train passed a red signal and collided with a west-bound train at Banks Avenue. The first cars of each train were sheared through...
    • Original South Side High School

    • South Side High School; College Place; Hillside; Village Hall; Murray
    • The original South Side High School was built on College Place at a cost of $20, 365.45. It opened February 1892. The Rockville Centre Public Library was housed on the second floor of this building from the late 1800's until the Clinton Avenue...
    • Observer Building

    • Observer Building; South Side Observer; Village Avenue; Observer Street; Sunrise Highway; Fire; Patrick; Library
    • Drawing of the Observer Building, home of the South Side Observer. This building, situated on the northeast corner of N. Village Avenue and Observer Street (now Sunrise Highway), was built after a fire destroyed much of Rockville Centre in 1888. ...
    • Thurston's Pharmacy

    • Thurston; Pharmacy; Southern Boulevard; Village Avenue; Bank; Incorporated
    • Edward T. Thurston poses in front of Thurston's Pharmacy that stood on the corner of Southern Boulevard and Village Avenue from 1872 - 1912. The building was razed in 1912. In 1890, Edward T. Thurston was a on the first Board of Directors of the...
    • Rockville Centre Institute

    • Institute; Girls; N. Village Avenue; Hempstead Avenue
    • The Rockville Centre Institute was the first private school for girls on Long Island. The cornerstone was laid on November 8, 1891. The building stood on the corner of N. Village Avenue and Hempstead Avenue where the Tudor building stands today.
    • Spring Dance

    • Dance parties; Youth organizations; Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall
    • Souvenir journal of the Spring Dance sponsored by the A & B Youth Group of the Utopia Community Center of Roosevelt, NY. The event took place on Monday, April 7, 1958, at the V.F.W. Hall located at 404 North Main Street, in Freeport. The journal...
    • DeMott Building - Second Home of RVCPL

    • DeMott; Library; Village Avenue; Merrick Road; Gable; Bank
    • The DeMott building on the west side of Village Avenue near Merrick Road was the second home of the Rockville Centre Public Library. Notice "Library" written on the gable. The building also housed the Bank of Rockville Centre. We stayed in this...
    • Check it Out! The History of the Rockville Centre Public Library

    • Documentary; Sarah Field; Grace W. Dana; Winona Caroline Martin; Alice Decker; William K. Harrison III; Sarah Fenner; Rhoda Friedland; Gretchen Browne; Maureen Chiofalo; DeMott; DeLano; Lyon; Ruth Black; Virginia Stanton; Anita LaSpina; Marilyn...
    • Twenty-one minute documentary describes the history of the Rockville Centre Public Library from its inception in 1882 to April 2012. Written and Directed by Alene Scoblete; Camera & Editing by Rob Lichter; Narration by Bob Wolf; Music by Stephen...
    • Bank of Rockville Centre Employees

    • Bank of Rockville Centre; Employees; Christie; Weber; Prochilo; Combs; Dredger; Pierson; Leck; Allen; Wetter; Baylis; Schaefer; Ferrera; O'Brien; Ferrara; Darling; Kniffen
    • Written on back of photo: Circling around from lower left-hand corner: Seated: Elizabeth Christie; Lillian Webber (Fowler); Clem Prochilo; ?; Ruth Combs; Mary Dredger; Mildren Pierson; Gladys Leck; Dorothy Vanderveen Allen; JeanWetter; George...
    • Mill River

    • Mill River; Ketler; Ball field
    • A view of Mill River. East Rockaway High School is in the background on the right. The area in the right foreground is now Ketler Field. On the left are Rockville Centre homes.
    • Parade

    • Parade; World War I Veterans; Observer Street; N. Village Avenue; Observer Building; Library; Sunrise Highway
    • World War I Veterans march down N. Village Avenue towards Observer Street (now Sunrise Highway). Note that the building in the right foreground is the Observer Building, home of the South Side Observer and first home of the Rockville Centre Public...
    • View of Village Avenue

    • Village Avenue; Atheneum Hall; Baptist Church; Lolz Hotel; Observer Building; St. Mark's M.E. Church
    • A view of Village Avenue from the top of Lolz Hotel looking south in 1899. At the right is the Atheneum Hall where Rockville Centre entertainments were held for a generation. The small building with the tower was the Baptist Church. In the...
    • Floyd B. Watson Public School

    • Watson School; School; Lakeview; N. Centre; Superintendent
    • Floyd B. Watson Public School is located on the corner of N. Centre Avenue and Lakeview Avenue. The original site was about 2.8 acres and was purchased in 1951 for $66,750. Mr. Watson, who was the Superintendent of Schools, resigned in 1952 and...
    • South Side High School Print Shop

    • South Side High School; Print Shop; Typesetting; Printing
    • South Side High School Shop class. The student in the foreground works on typesetting. Students learned typesetting and printing skills to be prepared for jobs in the printing field. Additionally, they learned woodworking and sheet metal work. Mr....
    • Post Office at Atheneum Hall

    • Post Office; Atheneum Hall; Observer Street; Sunrise Highway; Merrick Road; Davison; Mangels; Southard Bennett
    • Photo of the post office at Atheneum Hall that was located on Observer Street (now Sunrise Highway). Atheneum Hall was a popular place for entertainments in the 1890s. Left to right: Postmaster John T. Davison, James Mangels and Edgar Southard. ...
    • South Side High School Commercial Class

    • South Side High School; Commercial; Typewriters; Dictation; Typing; Stenography; Mimeograph Machine; Kiley
    • South Side High School's commercial class. Young women learned typing, stenography, mimeographing, and transcription. In the front of the room is a mimeograph machine which was used to make copies. To the right is a girl transcribing dictation...

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