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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Freeport, New York

 
Clickable Map of Nassau County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Nassau County, NY (262) Bronx County, NY (95) Queens County, NY (149) Suffolk County, NY (473) Westchester County, NY (289) Fairfield County, CT (395)  NassauCounty(262) Nassau County (262)  BronxCounty(95) Bronx County (95)  QueensCounty(149) Queens County (149)  SuffolkCounty(473) Suffolk County (473)  WestchesterCounty(289) Westchester County (289)  FairfieldCountyConnecticut(395) Fairfield County (395)
Mineola is the county seat for Nassau County
Freeport is in Nassau County
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1New York (Nassau County), Freeport — "The LIGHTS Club"
Actors' & Vaudevillians club, 1916-1939. Members included Al Jolson, Will Rogers, Victor Moore, Florenz Ziegfeld, and John Philip Sousa. Map (db m133521) HM
2New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 350 — 60 Acre Golf Club
Opened on this site in 1900. Women & men members. 9 hole course. Clubhouse built by Wm. G. Miller, Village Pres. Sold at auction in 1912Map (db m132772) HM
3New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport
(English panel:) Built On Freeport's Nautical Mile This is the Actual Boat that Crossed The Atlantic Ocean Battling a Hurricane with Winds Over 100 MPH and Seas Over 25 Ft. This 26 Footer is Listed in the Guiness Book . . . Map (db m127224) HM
4New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 212 — Archer St. School
Opened in 1910 to serve students in south Freeport. This was an architectural duplicate of the Seaman Avenue School.Map (db m126906) HM
5New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 326 — Bayview Hose #3
Organized May 1895 Hose house on Atlantic Ave Stephen Lewis early foreman 1916 new house built here on land donated by Randall Co Map (db m126811) HM
6New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 329 — Bennington Park
Developed by W. Newton Bennington in 1902. Streets given to village in 1904. Later became an African American & Italian enclave.Map (db m127998) HM
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7New York (Nassau County), Freeport — B'nai Israel Synagogue1921
Site of first Jewish synagogue in Freeport In 1971 occupied by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and the home of the Refuge Apostolic Church Of Christ in 1982 Map (db m133167) HM
8New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Boat Builders of Freeport
Boat builders have a long and colorful history in Freeport, beginning with the modest skiffs and dories used by baymen and fishermen, military craft used in World Wars I & II, followed by recreational fishing boats. With fewer fishermen and . . . Map (db m126911) HM
9New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 331 — Col. James Dean
1845-1918. Civil War veteran. President of Freeport & Freeport Club. Antique weapons collector. Former home on this site.Map (db m126817) HM
10New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 217 — Columbus Ave.
Built 1914. First school in Freeport with a gymnasium. John W. Dodd served as a principal here. Charles Hart was architect.Map (db m133066) HM
11New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Crystal Lake Hotel
Crystal Lake Hotel and cottage opened 1895 by Ward & Allie Frost. Accomodated 150 Guests. Destroyed by fire 1958.Map (db m126819) HM
12New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Exempt Firehouse
The oldest standing firehouse in Freeport. Built in 1913. Moved to present site in 1931Map (db m126758) HM
13New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 213 — Freeport Bank
Building erected in 1905 President was John J. Randall and Builder William G. Miller. Bank was organized in 1891.Map (db m106257) HM
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14New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Historical Museum
Originally a bayman's cottage Built during the Civil War era Privately owned until 1961 when it was bought by the newly formed Freeport Historical SocietyMap (db m126854) HM
15New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Legends
"You know, this job could be pretty dangerous." ~ Reggie Jones 1996 We all know people who are legendary, either through the force of their personalities or their accomplishments, or a little of both. These memorable characters were known . . . Map (db m127424) HM
16New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Memorial Library
Erected in 1924 Chartered In 1899 Dedicated to those heroes who gave their lives for our country. Map (db m134256) HM WM
17New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Memorial Library War Memorial
Their supreme sacrifice gave us our tomorrows ———————————————————Lost but not forgotten Civil War 1861-1865 Treadwell . . . Map (db m134275) WM
18New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Methodist Episcopal Church1891
Built by John J. Randall and William G. Miller in the Norman style Freeport's oldest house of worship Now known as the United Methodist Church Map (db m106258) HM
19New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Point Shipyard1924 - 1968
Founded by Fred and Mirto Scopinich built rumrunners, Coast Guard boats, commercial vessels, & air-sea rescue boats received Navy Excellence Award during WW II Map (db m126814) HM
20New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Post Office
Post Office 1933 Colonial Revival Style Treasury Art Project murals by William Gropper-1938 Listed on National Register Map (db m133505) HM
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21New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport's Nautical Mile
Freeport's rich maritime history is marked by oystering, clamming and boat-building. At the end of the 19th century, John Randall and William G. Miller dredged Woodcleft Canal, creating the largest working waterfront on the south shore of Long . . . Map (db m127239) HM
22New York (Nassau County), Freeport — George Washington
George Washington passed this way on his 1790 journey through Long IslandMap (db m133478) HM
23New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Grist and Saw Mill
Site of Grist and saw mill of Daniel Raynor. Raynortown settled by Edward Raynor or his children, 1659 Map (db m126825) HM
24New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Guy Lombardo's House
710 S. Grove St. Band leader founded The Royal Canadians, popularized "Auld Lang Syne” on New Year's Eve. Produced musicals at Jones Beach Theater.Map (db m133504) HM
25New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 214 — Kelby House
Home Of Robert H. Kelby ca. 1902, Librarian Of New York Historical Society from 1898 To 1920. Son Charles was NYS JudgeMap (db m126856) HM
26New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Miracle House 1906
Built in one day to spite a competitors efforts in a real estate development race. This forever changed the layout of Lena Avenue and added Wilson Place.Map (db m126869) HM
27New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Parrot Rifle
From USS Hartford - flagship of Admiral David Farragut during Battle of Mobile Bay August 1864 Presented to Freeport July 4, 1902Map (db m133522) HM
28New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Playland Park
A small scale Coney Island flourished from the 1920's until destroyed by fire in the early 1930'sMap (db m126859) HM
29New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 211 — Seaman Ave School
Opened 1908 to relieve overcrowding at Grove St. School. Attended by residents from northern section of village.Map (db m133067) HM
30New York (Nassau County), Freeport — The First Public School in Freeport
Upon this site stood the first public school in Freeport This building was erected about 1820 and served as the first public school until 1852 Mr. John Rankin had the honor of being the first teacher to teach in this village . . . Map (db m106730) HM
31New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 215 — Trubia Rifle
Trophy gun obtained from the US Navy. Department was unveiled on July 4, 1902 by the DBP Mott Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Map (db m133068) HM
32New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service
In 1836 two Sailing ships The Bristol & The Mexico were wrecked near Long Beach 215 died in these two wrecks 139 bodies are buried in a mass grave in Lynbrook, N.Y. called The Mariners Burial Ground Many Freeport men & volunteers . . . Map (db m127701) HM
33New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Village Hall - 1928
Also known as the Municipal Building. It was built to replicate Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Enlarged 1973 Map (db m114702) HM
34New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 337 — Water and Power
Water Co. formed in 1894 Power house built in 1897 Both municipal utilities owned & operated by Village Voted on by Freeporters Map (db m126752) HM
35New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 216 — Woodcleft Canal
Dredged ca. 1897 by firm of Randall & Miller. John J. Randall was the father of Freeport & William G. Miller was a president.Map (db m127041) HM
36New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 330 — Woodcleft Inn
First summer hotel in Freeport on this site 1897. Built by Randall & Miller. Sold 1907 to Society of St. Vincent De Paul as fresh air home Map (db m126821) HM
37New York (Nassau County), Freeport — World War I Trench Mortar
Trophy cannon that saw service at San Mihiel   240 millimeter gun was obtained by DPB Mott Post GAR given to American Legion dedicated on Memorial Day 1921 Map (db m133328) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022