Answers To Last Week's Photo Puzzle: When And Where?
|1. Tent colonies grew up along the Rockaway beachfront prior to the construction of the large boardwalk hotels. This colony could be found in Arverne, circa 1907. 2. On December 18, 1897, only four years after The Wave first published, the cornerstone for the Central School, Holland Station was laid. 3. The firehouse on Beach 116 Street was devoid of permanent neighbors when this photo was shot in 1930. 4. The approach to the boardwalk at Beach 69 Street on December 12, 1927. The Prince Association Baths was one of the many bathing clubs owned by private clubs. 5. The old Rockaway Beach Hospital, which was made obsolete by the Peninsula Hospital Center. This building is now owned by the Services for the Underserved. 6. Today, this building is a nursing home, but in the 1930s and 1940's it was one of the peninsula's premier bathhouses and indoor swimming pools. Lots of Rockaway youth learned to swim in that pool. 7. An early operating suite, probably at the Rockaway Beach Hospital. Had this been St. Joseph's Hospital in Far Rockaway, most of those working in the operating room would have been nursing order nuns. 8. Aerial view of the Beachfront centering on Beach 73 Street from the 1950s. Notice that Ocean Village had not yet been built. 9. The Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway, circa 1955. 10. Wavecrest Gardens on Beach 21 Street was one of the largest middle-income complexes built by Robert Moses. It was built in the early 1950s. Notice the bungalow colonies to the west of the project. Some of those bungalows still stand today. |
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