Tag: Rocky Hill Road


  • Apr 02 2016

    The 1913 Metropolitan Automobile Guide and the Long Island Motor Parkway

    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.

  • Feb 09 2015

    Mystery Foto #6 Solved:The Western Terminus of the Motor Parkway at Rocky Hill Road Circa 1917-1924

    Bill Bellmer has forwarded this amazing Mystery Foto from the collection of historian Vince Seyfried.

  • Jul 18 2012

    CSI Report: Two Women and A Motor Parkway Sign

    As a follow-up to last Wednesday's post concerning a 1931 Motor Parkway photo provided by Bill Schwartzberg, the CSI (Cup Scene Investigation) Team has been dispatched to analyze the submitted evidence.

  • Aug 24 2011

    Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series: #5 Rocky Hill Road (Springfield Boulevard) Bridge

    A total of 65 Motor Parkway bridges were built from 1908 to 1926 ...a pioneering concept to eliminate grade crossings for an automobile road. There are four types of Motor Parkway bridges; over crossroads (parkway bridges), under crossroads (highway bridges), over railroad tracks (railroad bridge) and, as part of right-of-way agreements, to connect

  • Feb 10 2009

    In Search of the Nassau Boulevard Toll Booth: Part III

    Sunday's post In Search of the Fresh Meadows Toll Booth: Part I documented that the Motor Parkway designated two new "toll lodges" in Queens when the Nassau Boulevard entrance was opened on July 1, 1928. The existence of the Rocky Hill Road Toll Booth was confirmed in both aerial photos and a

  • Feb 09 2009

    In Search of the Nassau Boulevard Toll Booth: Part II

    In Sunday's post In Search of the Fresh Meadows Toll Booth: Part I, it was documented that the Motor Parkway designated two new "toll lodges" in Queens when the Nassau Boulevard entrance was opened on July 1, 1928. The existence of the unique Rocky Hill Road Toll Booth, which crossed the Motor

  • Feb 08 2009

    In Search of the Nassau Boulevard Toll Booth: Part I

    As described in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway, the Motor Parkway was extended three miles in the late 1920s from Rocky Hill Road (Springfield Boulevard) to Nassau Boulevard (later renamed Horace Harding Boulevard). The above image of a rare 1928 Motor Parkway brochure (courtesy of Robert Harrington) promoted the