Femenias’ Findings:Finding Petit Trianon, the Annex & the Petit Trianon’s Lake Stairway Updated 3/12
As a follow-up to Sam and Dave's Excellent "Lost" Motor Parkway Adventure to the Eastern Terminus, expert mapper Frank Femenias has used his overlay skills to help us find the Petit Trianon, the Petit Trianon Annex and the Petit Trianon Stairway to Lake Ronkonkoma.
Below are Frank Femenias' Findings combined with historical images of the target structures.
Updated 3/12/2017: Sketch of Petit Trianon by Bob Stefani
Update: 3/12/2017: Submitted by Bob DeStefani
Femenias' Findings (Submitted by Frank Femenias) March 7, 2017
The 1925 schematic of the Eastern Terminus.
A 1950 aerial of the target structures.
Mapping of the Eastern Terminus versus the 1950 aerial.
Mapping of the Eastern Terminus' sites versus current Google Earth aerial.
Mapping of Petit Trianon versus the 1950 aerial.
Mapping of Petit Trianon site versus current Google Earth aerial.
Petit Trianon looking east circa 1912.
Petit Trianon looking west circa 1912.
The Petit Trianon Annex
Mapping of the Petit Trianon Annex versus 1950 aerial.
Mapping of the Petit Trianon Annex site versus current Google Earth aerial.
The Petit Trianon Annex building circa 1931
The Petit Trianon Annex building circa 1981. Courtesy of Ron Ridolph.
Petit Trianon's Stairway
Mapping of the Petit Trianon's Lake Stairway versus 1950 aerial.
Mapping of the Petit Trianon's Lake Stairway site versus current Google Earth aerial.
The Petit Trianon Lake Stairway circa 1912
Remnants of the Petit Trianon site in 1981. Courtesy of Ron Ridolph.
Matches Sam & Dave's photo- 25 years ago!
Sam & Dave Russo's 2016 images of remnants of the Petit Trianon's lake stairway.
Update February 2, 2017: Femenias' Findings (Images and comments Submitted by Frank Femenias)
Petit Trianon perimeter wall or curb on South Drive.
Petit Trianon perimeter wall on South Drive
Sam and Dave's missing wall.
The mysterious rear steps circa 1911.
This is a comparison between the 1911 (new) stairs, and Ron Ridolph's 1981 photo of same remnant stairs. I'm convinced they're the same 9 steps after a whopping 70 years! What are your thoughts? These steps may have been eliminated at some point. Concrete doesn't last long in the upper NE snow. THANK YOU RON RIDOLPH!!!
Frank Femenias Update: 2/10/2017:With the help of thed readers, the mystery is becoming clearer. Keep this great thing going, The interaction between veterans and newbies is a remarkable learning experience. There's something about that fragmented 44 mile roadway that keeps us all hanging on.