East Islip in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
House Hotel 1856-1894.
Mansion built by H.K. Knapp
in 1903. Knapp and Thorne
Estates until 1941. Orphan
Asylum of Brooklyn 1942-1995.
Erected by East Islip Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 40° 43.838′ N, 73° 12.069′ W. Marker is in East Islip, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Montauk Highway) and Adelhaide Lane, on the right when traveling west on Main Street (Montauk Highway). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Islip NY 11730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Log House (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mark's (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gibb Patent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Islip Depot (approx. half a mile away); Third Town Hall (approx. half a mile away); Islip Veterans MemorialHistoric South Bay Avenue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Islip Manor (approx. 0.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. "Grand House, Home to Many, Reveals Itself". New York Times article, October 23, 2010:
"Most of Brookwood Hall, a grand Georgian Revival house built in 1903, is now home to Islip town offices, the Islip Art Museum and the Islip Arts Council. But an oak-paneled room with a fireplace and lake views now contains an exhibition about the long and varied history of the house and the land it stands on. In years past, when the building was a private home and then an orphanage, this small room was used for dining...." (Submitted on September 17, 2017.)
2. Brookwood Hall. East Islip Historical Society entry (Submitted on September 17, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.