Apr 27 2011

Then & Now: Central Park (Bethpage)

It was a great turnout last night at the Bethpage Public Library. A total of 73 people attended the presentation "The Motor Parkway, Vanderbilt Cup Races and Central Park" hosted by the library and the Central Park Historical Association. Here are five Central Park "Then & Now" slides from the presentation.







Several people in the audience confirmed that the "Motor Parkway House" was located off Powell Avenue and burnt down in the 1960s. The function of the house in 1908 is still a mystery.

Thanks for a great evening...A total of $500 was raised for Child Abuse Prevention Services.

Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com and the Internet:

Archives: Long Island Motor Parkway- Bethpage (Central Park)

Help Solve the Motor Parkway Mysteries of Central Park Tonight at the Bethpage Public Library

Archives: 1908 Course

Archives: Long Island Motor Parkway-Ground-Breaking Ceremony (June 6, 1908)

The Bethpage Toll Lodge (1910-1960)

Central Park Historical Society


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