Historic Map - Freeport, NY - 1909

Aero view of Freeport, Long Island, N.Y. 1909.

Reproduction bird's-eye view map of Freeport, New York, drawn and published by Hughes & Bailey in 1909. The village of Freeport, in Nassau County, lies along the south shore of Long Island. The port town was an important oyster producing community following the Civil War. The Southside Railroad reached Freeport in the 1860's and the village prospered greatly because of it. Developer and landowner John J. Randall, who had gained notoriety through production of local canal systems, opposed the village's plan to grid out the town streets and so built a Victorian house and grounds right on a triangular lot at Lena Avenue and Wilson Place to spite the designers. The "Freeport Spite House" remains there today. By the late 1800's, Freeport was a popular resort town catering to New York's elite. Travelers would travel there by touring car using the one-lane Merrick Road. Beginning in 1902, the New York and Long Island Traction Corporation ran regular trolleys from Jamaica, Queens, Hempstead and Brooklyn to Freeport.

This map shows buildings, clearly labeled street names and railway routes. It features inset illustrations or photographs of the following:

Freeport Station, L. I. R. R.
Freeport High School
On the Merrick Road
Daniel Morrison
Ross & Randall
George Howard Randall
Charles A. Sigmond
Henry F. Harms
Clarence E. Jones
Charles Lenker
Residence of John J. Randall
Freeport Artificial Stone Co.
G. Bennett Smith, Freeport Garage
Fire Department Team Truck
W. Anderson, Confectionery
Ira H. L'Hommedieu
Henry C. Schluter
New Catholic Church
M. E. Church
Freeport Club
Freeport Steamer to Long Beach

Features references to the following locations:

Robert G. Anderson, Postmaster
W. Anderson, Manufacturer Fine Confectionery, 119 S. Main Street, near Merrick Road.
Clifford's Hotel and Casino. Merrick Rd. and Henry St.
Fred W. Conrader, Delicatessen Corner Merrick Raod and Main Street.
Cox, Smith, Coal and Wood, Office. Main Street next to Freeport Bank.
J. H. B. Denton, M. D., Cor. Ocean Ave and W. Merrick Rd.
The First National Bank. Capital $25,000. April 1, 1909. Total resources $203,114.16. R. R. Ave., opp. Depot
Clinton M. Flint, Counselor at Law. R. R. Ave.
Freeport Artificial Stone Co. Long Beach Ave. and L. I. R. R. (adjoining stand pipe.)
The Freeport Bank. South Main Street.
The Freeport Garage. Automobiles, Storage, Repairs. Phonographs, Bicycles. G. Bennett Smith, Prop. 23 E. Merrick Rd.
Freeport Inn. M. M. Stulz. Main Street opposite Railroad Depot.
Freeport Taxi-Cab Co. Taxi-cabs and City Touring Cars for Hire at City prices. Automobile supplies and repairing. 27 Railroad Avenue. W. G. Smith - Jacob Post.
Chester A. Fulton, Undertaker and Expert Embalmer. Corner West Merrick Road and Church Street.
Geo. Fyfe, Jeweler and Optician. 32 West Merrick Rd. Watch repairing a specialty.
Henry F. Harms, Groceries, Meats and Provisions. South Main corner Pine Street.
Charles Jaggs, Boots and Shoes. 78 Main Street, opposite Post Office.
Johnson Realty Exchange, Inc. Real Estate and Insurance. 28 Brooklyn Avenue, opposite Depot.
Clarence E. Jones. Hardware, Paints, Oils, Varishes. Motor Boat Supplies, Sporting Goods, Marine Hardware, Auto Supplies, Builders' and Contractors' Supplies. Main Street cor. Merrick Rd.
Vincent J. Joy, Saw and Planing Mill. Agent for Standard Types of Gasoline Engines. 51 and 53 Merrick Road.
G. Carleton Kitchell, Optometrist and Optician. Eyes examined. Glasses furnished. Freeport Bank Building.
Ira H. L'Hommedieu, Freeport Bakery. South Main Street.
Chas. Lenker. Florist and Nurseryman. North Main Street.
Daniel Morrison, Cabinets and Slate Mantels, Fire Places, All Metals, Tile Work of every description. Residence and Show Rooms, Randal Park
"Nassau County Review". South Main Street.
Geo. Howard Randall, Contractor and Builder, Lumber, Hardware. Paints, Oils, Glass, and Fire Wood of All Kinds. 32 Brooklyn Avenue, opposite L.I.R.R. Depot.
Edward A. Rice, Sanitary Plumber, Steam and Hot Water Contractor. 36 Grove Street, north of Pine Street.
Ross & Randall Co. Lumber and Building Materials, Sash, Doors, Paint and Hardware, Coal and Wood. Broadway and Main St.
Henry C. Schluter, Grocer. Corner Merrick Rd and Church St.
Chas J. Schneider, Merchant Tailor, Cleaning and Repairing. 21 South Main Street, next to Freeport Bank.
Charles A. Sigmond, Real Estate and Insurance. 24 Brooklyn Ave, Freeport, and 171 Broadway, N. Y.
Smith, Benson, Real Estate. Otten Building.
Charles P. Smith, Pharmacist. Main Street.
Smith & Levy, Real Estate & Insurance, Mortgage, Loans, Titles Searched. Otten Building.
Smith & Malcomson, Civil Engineers, Specialists in Water Works, Sewerage, Municipal Work and Development of Property. Office, 132 Nassau Street, N.Y., Branch Office, R. R. Ave., opposite Depot, Freeport, L. I.
Aubrey Soper, Automobile Supplies. 55 East Merrick Road.
Sidney H. Swezy, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Otten Bldg.
H. L. Trubenback, Architect & Builder. Office, 127 North Main St.
Louis T. Wells, Real Estate & Insurance Mortgage Loans. 33 Railroad Avenue, opposite Depot.
Historic Map of Freeport, NY - 1909

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