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