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    • 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...
    • gnlP0014

    • Country homes -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Docks -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Great Neck, N.Y.
    • The Great Neck Library's information on the homes shown in this image conflicts with what has been asserted by other sources. Others contend that the home with awnings on the left of this image was the residence of William Slocum Barstow and...
    • Hillpark Avenue and South Middle Neck Road

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    • View of Hillpark Avenue, at the intersection of South Middle Neck Road. Image is of a postcard front, entitled "Parkhill Avenue, 'Great Neck Hills,' Great Neck." The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you...
    • 52 Berkshire Road

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    • A typical Tudor style development house, built in the 1930's, purchased new by the Dehn family. This home still stands today. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image,...
    • 124 South Middle Neck Road

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    • Sepia toned image of the Belgrave Motors building at 124 South Middle Neck Road. As of June 2009, this building was still standing, in a remodeled state, and remained the longstanding home of the Tower Ford auto dealership. It had previously been...
    • At or near 540 Middle Neck Road

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    • Sepia toned image of the interior of The League, a club for young men that ceased to exist after 1907. The building that housed The League was also the home of the Great Neck Library between 1892 and 1903. The League building had a bowling alley in...
    • 555 Middle Neck Road

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    • Black and white image of a postcard front, gnlpc0095. Image shows the Fire Hall at 555 Middle Neck Road, belonging to the Alert Engine, Hook, Ladder and Hose Co., No. 1. The building in this image likely dates from the early 1900's, probably after...
    • 592 Middle Neck Road

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    • Black and white image of an unidentified parade on Middle Neck Road, taken facing northwest, in front of the Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church at 592 Middle Neck Road, at the corner of Breuer Avenue. The church sanctuary seen in this image still...
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    • Black and white image of Stimusson M. Powell, a large vehicle, and a garage or large shed. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact us at 516-466-8055,...
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    • Black and white panoramic image is of an unknown parade, likely the same parade shown in gnlP0360. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact us at...
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    • Black and white panoramic image is of an unknown parade, likely the same parade shown in gnlP0359. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact us at...
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    • Black and white image of schoolchildren and a teacher, in front of one of the old schoolhouses in Great Neck. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact us...
    • Middle Neck Road

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    • Black and white image of a Nassau County Fireman's Tournament parade, somewhere on Middle Neck Road, date unknown. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact...
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    • Black and white image is of the Great Neck High School football team, circa 1927. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact us at 516-466-8055, ext. 218, or...
    • 555 Middle Neck Road

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    • Black and white panoramic image, taken facing east, of the original wooden Alert Fire Company house that sat where their current main fire house sits, at 555 Middle Neck Road. Image also shows lots and buildings adjoining the fire house, and lots...
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    • Black and white image of Leslie Howard (1893 - 1943), mounted on masonite, which was likely a press or promotional photo. Mr. Howard was a British actor who lived in Great Neck in the early 1920's on East Shore Road. The Great Neck Library does not...
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    • Black and white image of George M. Cohan (1878 - 1942), mounted on masonite, shown reading, presumably aloud, and wearing a tuxedo. Cohan was a prominent composer, songwriter, actor, producer, and playwright who lived on a waterside estate off...
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    • Black and white image of Marilyn Miller (1898 - 1936), a singer and theater and film actress who lived on Nassau Drive in the Village of Kensington. Image is mounted on masonite, and was likely a press or promotional photo. The Great Neck Library...
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    • Black and white image of Eugene Edward Buck (1885 - 1957), a director and president of ASCAP, and a Broadway lyricist, writer, producer, composer, and director, who produced and/or worked on numerous Ziegfeld Follies productions. Buck lived at 54...
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    • Black and white image of Cord Meyer, Sr. (1894 - 1964). Mr. Meyer was an industrialist and real estate developer before he left the business world to become a diplomat. He owned an estate, The Cove, now Cove Lane, off of West Shore Road. Image is...
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    • Black and white image of Arthur M. Hopkins (1878 - 1950), a Broadway producer, director, writer, and theatre owner and operator, who lived in Great Neck between 1934 and 1941, on Middle Neck Road, where Clover Drive is now. It is said that Eugene...
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    • Black and white image of Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. (1875 - 1966). Sloan lived in Great Neck between 1936 and 1959. He helped build General Motors into one of the world's largest companies. He also started the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1937...
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    • Black and white image of Walter Percy Chrysler (1875 - 1940). Chrysler was a machinist and a self-trained engineer who worked his way up from the factory floors to form the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. He had previously been president of Buick for...
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    • Black and white image of Jesse Lauriston Livermore (1877 - 1940). Livermore moved into his Kings Point mansion, Locust Lawn, in 1921. He was famous for being a stock trader who built and lost several multi-million dollar fortunes in the stock...
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    • Black and white image of P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975). Pelham Grenville and Ethel Wodehouse lived in at least two different homes in Great Neck, one on North Drive in the Village of Kensington, and another, which still stands, on Arrandale Avenue...
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    • Black and white image of a May 1923 Hearst's International magazine cover showing an image of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) and Zelda Fitzgerald (1900 - 1948). The Fitzgeralds rented a home at 6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates from October...
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    • Black and white image of writer, humorist, and columnist Ring Lardner (1885 - 1933), who lived in the 1920's with his family in a home that still stands at 325 East Shore Road. Ringgold Wilmer Lardner was a well respected humor and sports writer...
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    • Black and white image of actor, dancer, and singer Clifton Webb (1893 - 1966). Born Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck, Clifton Webb was a ballroom dancer, stage actor, and musical and revue performer before becoming a well known film actor in such movies as...
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    • Black and white image of radio, revue, stage, screen, and comedy performer Eddie Cantor. Born Isador Iskowitz, Eddie Cantor and his wife Ida built a large Tudor home and outbuildings in 1929, on twenty acres of land that had previously been part of...
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    • Black and white image of socialite, journalist, and newspaper editor Herbert Bayard Swope (1882 - 1958). Swope and his wife, Margaret Pearl Honeyman Powell Swope, lived in Great Neck from 1921 to 1928, on East Shore Road, in a Victorian mansion...
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    • Black and white image of businessman and investor Harry Ford Sinclair (1876 - 1956). Sinclair lived in a home in Kings Point, off of West Shore Road, where Sinclair Drive is now. He owned the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, and owned or had...
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    • Black and white image of Sam H. Harris (1872 - 1941). Sam Henry Harris was a fight promoter and Broadway producer. He co-produced over fifty shows with George M. Cohan, who was once his brother-in-law. Harris and Cohan had married sisters, Harris...
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    • Black and white image of Cord Meyer Jr. (1920 - 2001). Son of Cord Meyer Sr., a well known real estate developer, Cord Meyer Jr. became a decorated hero for his service in the Marines in World War II. In 1946 he won the O. Henry and MGM Atlantic...
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    • Black and white image of Ernest Truex (1889 - 1973). Truex was trained as a Shakespearean actor and became a well known character actor. He had a seven decade long career in silent films, Hollywood films, television, and stage plays. He is...

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