Historical Where Was This Photo Taken?

Take you best guess where this historical photo was taken in Hauppauge.

How well do you know Hauppauge and Nesconset? We're about to test your knowledge of your hometown. This week's "Where Was This Photo Taken?" goes back in time, to take a glimpse of Hauppauge's past. 

On travels from a school event to another meeting, Patch reporters often stumble upon interesting landmarks, signs, places and other scenery that goes looked over by many on their day-to-day travels.

We'd like to see if you can identify these landmarks, memorials, signs, and local scenes.

Tell us where you think the photo was taken by giving us your best guess in the comment section below.

We'll announce the first person to guess the correct answer each Friday on Facebook and Twitter.

f you would like to submit a photo you've taken in the area for a Photo Challenge, email Editor Sara Walsh at sara-megan.walsh@patch.com. Please include the photo, your name and a little something about yourself in the email.

Christopher D'Antonio January 24, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Christopher, if it would be possible, I would also like to interview you regarding your life growing up in Hauppauge. I believe you have a unique perspective on a period of the hamlet's history which is lacking historical documentation.
Vera Karger January 24, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Only a couple of photos, taken with my Kodak Brownie camera, in the '40s. Check it out. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150546769093901.395323.816038900&type=3&l=4d899bc277
robert w. bell June 29, 2012 at 07:10 PM
i lived 10 weeks every summer at the camp during the thirtys as a member of the brooklyn home for children.it was a wonderful time. i am now 89. robert w. bell rbell98@socal.rr.com
Fabian Pappa November 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Hi Christopher. Although Im currently living in Argentina ,while i was living in Saltaire , Fire Island in the years prior , I did al qwefull lot of obseddive Hauppauge research. Most of it is posted in wilimapia.org. I lived on Northfield Road untill 1975 and the memories of odd tings in the landscape of the then new Dennison Court building peaked my curiosity. It was only decades later that I was able to unravel some of these misteries. In the 80s I lived in Islandia , central islip . That general area also peaked my interes , and was surprised to learn of its rich relationship with Hauppauge. I have posted some mapes and old postcards of the area in wikimapia.org. I so had wished these folks that write about locustdale were available in the net when i was doing my research. If you wish to chat ( and anyone else in ths forum ) send me a friend request in facebook Im listed as Fabe Pappa. All the best !
Vera Karger November 25, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Fabian ~ I've found the map & photo of Locustdale on wikimapia.org. I notice that once again Locustdale has been labeled "a home for wayward youth." This is untrue. If you've read the conversations on Hauppauge Patch, you'll note I state that it was not known to any of the children there as an orphanage, either. There may have been a couple of children without parents, but most came from what was then called "broken homes," i.e., their parents had divorced. I don't know where the "wayward youth" label originated. I'd like to see it removed from the wikimapia site, if you can manage that. As for the term "orphanage," I believe it was simply easier for towns-folk to use that as a catch-all, & unfortunately it stuck.


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