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History: Old Pics of Stony Brook

Written by Ls Cohen  |  11. May 2020

Home to Stony Brook Hospital and University, this area was first called Wopowog, meaning "land at the narrows." It was settled by Europeans in the 1600s and according to one source, the first road (Main Street) was mentioned in town records as far back as 1685.

 

Click here to find six things to do when you’re in Stony Brook.

 

Below we posted some old photos of Stony Brook as it used to be.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018742112/.

 

Museum. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943 June 10.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018742106/.

 

View XIV. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018742119/.

 

Gas station. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018722596/.

 

Barber sign. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018742115/.

 

Rear door, waste collection. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018722595/.

 

New & old road signs. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018742120/.

 

Pond in Melville Park WHS. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943.

 

Gottscho-Schleisner, I., photographer. (1943) Stony Brook, Long Island. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018742127/.

 

View down street through beauty shop window. New York New York State Stony Brook Stony Brook. United States, 1943.

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