2003-12-12 / Columnists

Historical Views of the Rockaways

From The Rockaway MuseumDedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke
by Emil Lucev, Curator
Historical Views of the Rockaways From The Rockaway Museum by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

Historical Views
of the Rockaways
From The Rockaway Museum
Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke


Educating Children on Fire PreventionEducating Children on Fire Prevention

This week Historical Views takes us back to the mid-1950’s, when our local fire department had a program to educate residents on civil defense.

Young children were lectured on fire prevention. The fireman with the megaphone is addressing the group of children, and the other fireman appears to be handing out literature. The sign on the truck (CD 54) asks "to never leave children alone. A child alone may cause fire and tragedy."

The group is on Rockaway Beach Boulevard just west of Beach 82 Street. The buildings across the way from the left to right are McGoo’s Poolroom operated by my uncle Tony Lewis; Caliguri’s Bar and Pizza Restaurant; Horvitz’s Star Rye Bread Bakery; and Emily E. Monis Liquors on the right.

All this disappeared for the construction of the hi-rise buildings in the early 1960’s.


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