Nov 11 2016

Images of America Book: East Meadow by Scott Ackers

Scott Eckers, author of Images of America: East Meadow, will have a book-signing on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street. I am pleased to have contributed nine images to Scott's outstanding book on my childhood village.


Howard Kroplick

MEET THE AUTHOR: Scott Eckers & presentation of the Front Street School Bell  
A Special East Meadow Afternoon
MEET THE AUTHOR:  Scott Eckers, author of Images of America: East MeadowFollowing World War II, East Meadow developed into a suburban paradise some 20 miles east of New York City. Before this, the hamlet was once known for herding sheep, raising cattle, and growing potatoes—livestock frequently outnumbered the human population. Scott M. Eckers, is an educator, entertainer, historian, and lifelong resident of East Meadow. He serves as a trustee on the East Meadow Board of Education. Eckers also helped establish the Swan Lake Historical Pavilion in the Borscht Belt of the Catskill Mountains. Books will be available & may be signed by the author.PRESENTATION: Presentation to the Library of the The Front Street School Bell by Dr. Raymond HoeffnerIn 1896, East Meadow realized that the Front Street School was not large enough to accommodate an increasing number of students. A larger school was then built. Heinrich Schulze offered to have the old School moved to his farm property by a team of horses, to the corner of Prospect Ave and Newbridge  Ave. Today, that area would correspond to between the Post Office and the United Methodist Church on East Meadow Ave. In 1914, Andrew Hoeffner purchased the same parcel of land. The school became established as the East Meadow Town Hall, used for social functions of the community. Although it was demolished in the early 1960s, Raymond Hoeffner saved the school bell, and today the Hoeffner family is donating it to the East Meadow Public Library, the original site of the Front Street School.

Gary Hammond, Art Kleiner and I are contributors to Scott's book.


Nov 13 2016 Scott Eckers 1:02 AM

Thanks for sharing this post and for attending today’s event!

From Howard Kroplick:
Scott, congrats on your outstanding book and wonderful presentation!

Nov 14 2016 Dave Russo 7:16 PM

The Oasis: I wasn’t aware of this or anything mansion related in East Meadow. Interesting. And via Google maps there appears to be a “void” where this house once stood. It’s certainly worth a look. I’ll get back to you if I find anything of interest!

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