Tag: Hillside Avenue Lodge
The lovely Roz found this 1913 publication "The Metropolitan Automobile Guide" at the Long Island Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair in Brookville on Saturday. It provides several insights on the Long Island Motor Parkway.
The Motor Parkway Toll Collection Structure #2 Hillside Ave Lodge & #3 Rocky Hill Rd Lodge in Queens
Going west to east, the second and third Motor Parkway toll collection structures were the Hillside Avenue Lodge (1921-1928) the Rocky Hill Road Lodge (1928- 1938) located 600-feet east of present-day Springfield Boulevard in Queens.
One of the myths of the Long Island Motor Parkway’s history was that there were 12 lodges designed by prominent architect John Russell Pope and built to collect tolls and provide housing for the toll-takers and their families. The answer to the question of the number of toll lodges on