Dix Hills in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Long Island Motor Parkway
First concrete, limited
access highway built by W.
K. Vanderbilt; A. Pardington,
Erected 1973 by Town of Huntington.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1908.
Location. 40° 48.223′ N, 73° 21.598′ W. Marker is in Dix Hills, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Vanderbilt Parkway west of Deer Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington Station NY 11746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dix Hills (approx. 1.4 miles away); Baldwin Carriage House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Squaw Pit Purchase (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Coltrane Home (approx. 1.9 miles away); Half Hollow School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Central Long Island (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Central Long Island (approx. 2.4 miles away); Carll House (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dix Hills.
More about this marker. The marker is
Also see . . .
1. Art's Long Island Motor Parkway Site. (Submitted on September 12, 2019.)
2. Long Island Motor Parkway (Wikipedia). "The Long Island Motor Parkway (LIMP), also known as the Vanderbilt Parkway and Motor Parkway, was a parkway on Long Island, New York, in the United States. It was the first roadway designed for automobile use only. The road was privately built by William Kissam Vanderbilt II with overpasses and bridges to remove intersections. It officially opened on October 10, 1908. It closed in 1938 when it was taken over by the state of New York in lieu of back taxes. Parts of the parkway survive today in sections of other roadways and as a bicycle trail in Queens." (Submitted on September 12, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.