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History: Old Time Photos of Freeport

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We asked the Freeport Historical Society to dig into their archives to find us some old-timey photos that showed the village as it used to be.

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Check out these great old pictures of Freeport village from back in the day. Recognize any of these areas? All photos courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society. There’s more where these came from. Go to the historical society’s website to find out more about Freeport village history and view many more photos from their collection.

 

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

 

Black and white photograph of the Milburn Pumping Station of the Brooklyn Water Works, on the Baldwin Freeport border.  It was built in 1889 and the architect was Frank Freeman. The chimneys were taken down in June 1954. The remaining structure was demolished in 2010.

 

For more information about the Brooklyn Water Works, click here.

 

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

 

Black and white postcard of the First National Bank and Trust Company located on Sunrise Highway. The Freeport Railroad Station can be seen behind the bank building.

 

For more information on the First National Bank, click here.

 

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

 

Colorized postcard of Woodcleft Canal looking south. There are four large houses on the west bank and numerous sailboats at anchor.  All four houses are still standing. On of the houses is currently the Nautilus Cafe.

 

For more information about Woodcleft, click here.

 

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

 

Black and white photograph of a trolley on Main Street and Olive Boulevard (now Sunrise Highway passing) with the under construction Olive Building in the background.

 

For more information about the Olive Building, click here.

 

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society.

 

Black and white photograph of George Bergen's house located on the south side of Merrick Road across from Bergen Place. It was later the site of the Freeport Elks Club and is today the location of Elks Plaza.

 

For more information about George Bergen, click here.

 

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