It was just wonderful to learn that the Trousdell house, a.k.a. Hillside, has been saved from the developers demolition ball. A house on Anstice Street recently “disappeared into a hole.” Not every house, it appears can be saved.
The Trousdell house was saved for several reasons: it has open space to be preserved; it has architectural significance; it is connected to the history of Oyster Bay; and to the nation in terms of the life of James A. Roosevelt. He was a member of the Sanitary Commission that became what is now known as the Red Cross.
Joe Siciliano called to say correctly that he knew the location of the March 3 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “The location is near the post office and Café al Dente in Oyster Bay. Also, the street signs says Shore Road and Spring Street, but I didn’t notice until I looked at the picture again.”
Last week, after we saw the pages of the Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot all laid out, we were surprised at how much of the newspaper was filled with reporting on the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Budget Forum.
But, it was a long meeting and a great many people spoke.
Billy Minicozzi recognized the mystery picture in the Feb. 24 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. He said it’s “A church building opposite the Food Basket in Bayville.” On a sports note, he said the Mets were in Florida where exhibition games and spring training is about to begin.
We took the mystery photo while exiting the Food Basket in Bayville, after the blizzard and were amazed to see the giant pile of snow in the parking lot. It was where we met Bayville Mayor Doug Watson and his wife Donna shopping at the Food Basket on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Virginia Slutter called for she and her husband Harry about the Feb. 17 photo in the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “The picture is the north window at Christ Church in Oyster Bay. That is the AME Zion group that came to sing at the MLK service. They gathered around the piano after the service. We were there.”
It was an interesting week in Oyster Bay. On Tuesday, Feb. 15 the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Budget Forum meeting packed the high school auditorium. Parents and students came to express their joy over the school’s staff and how they help the students on their path to success. Young people used Facebook to bring out a crowd. Now the board faces the question of what to do.
Gregory Adami called to identify two mystery pictures. For the Feb. 10 mystery picture, last week in the Enterprise Pilot. He said, “It is looking at the way to Beekman Beach. On the left-hand side is the boathouse and the WaterFront Center is on the right.” He is correct.
We are sure you have driven around the Duck Pond in the Village of Roslyn and seen the lovely historic houses that give the area its character. For 40 years Roger Gary operated a Revolving Fund for Historic Preservation. Working with the Roslyn Landmarks Society, they created a Historic District with the Town of North Hempstead. Dr. Gary and his wife lived in the village and they worked together to create a body of friends who were interested in preservation.
Nella Stranieri called and identified the mystery mystery picture in the Jan. 27 issue as, the Chase Edwards Gallery in Oyster Bay. While that is not correct, it is a good guess.
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