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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Westbury, New York
Location of Westbury, New York
► Nassau County (240) ► Bronx County (57) ► Queens County (78) ► Suffolk County (406) ► Westchester County (198) ► Fairfield County, Connecticut (372)
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| The first African Methodist Church
to be organized in the Village Of Westbury.
Started by a group of former congregants
of the New Light Baptist Church — — Map (db m133530) HM|
| On May 20, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh embarked on a daring trans-Atlantic flight from this spot. He arrived in France 33 hours and 30 minutes later, after flying 3,610 miles nonstop. This revolutionary flight between New York and Paris popularized . . . — — Map (db m53632) HM|
|Quaker farmer Isaac Hicks became a prominent
horticulturist who founded one of the area's
leading commercial nurseries by providing
fine trees to Long Island's Gold Coast Estates. — — Map (db m139415) HM|
|Built by Ambrose Clark, an heir to the
Singer sewing machine fortune and prominent
race horse breeder and owner.
Formerly the Westbury War Memorial Community Center, 1946
and the Westbury Memorial Public Library, 1947
Currently the Westbury . . . — — Map (db m135406) HM|
On this site was the first parkway built
exclusively for automobiles (1908-1938).
This section of the parkway was also
used for the historic Vanderbilt Cup races
held here from 1908 to 1910. — — Map (db m106763) HM|
| Children's Library
Robert Bacon Memorial
One of the first libraries in the world
specifically dedicated as a children's library.
The building and art were privately endowed by
Martha Bacon in memory of her husband
Colonel Robert . . . — — Map (db m133532) HM|
First church dedicated 1856
Second church dedicated 1896
Present church dedicated 1916 — — Map (db m125770) HM|
|Founded in 1834 by freed men and women
as the New Light Baptist Church, this is the second
religious institution in Westbury.
It was renamed Westbury A.M.E. Zion Church in 1892
The first edifice at this location was built in 1867
Rebuilt . . . — — Map (db m133860) HM|
|Westbury Friends Meeting was established by 1671. Meeting houses were built on this site in 1702, 1801 and 1902. — — Map (db m125931) HM|
|In the 1700s, Quakers in the Westbury Monthly
Meeting manumitted enslaved African Americans,
educated together White and African American children
and established a cemetery for people
of all races and creeds.
Current meetinghouses . . . — — Map (db m126015) HM|
Three Hundred and Ten Men
who served in the World War
1917 - 1919
and to perpetuate the memory
of the following men
who gave their lives
to their country
John Peter Adnet
Hector Glenn . . . — — Map (db m99527) WM|
In memory of
the men of Westbury Community
who gave their lives for their country
in the Second World War
1941 - 1945
Edward S. Apcenski George Baisley Frank M. Brown Thomas M. Brown Michael J. Buffalino Thomas Hitchcock . . . — — Map (db m99574) WM|