Updated January 14, 2006
Old Roslyn Area Postcards, p.1
These cards give a sense of the way things looked at the turn of
the 20th century when the Mackays and Harbor Hill florished
Roslyn Depot, Long Island Rail Road c.1900.

Look at those clothes.

The LIRR opened up Long Island providing a fast way to commute between rural areas in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and New York City.
Roslyn Post Office c.1905. Junction of Bryant Ave and East Turnpike (Old Northern Blvd).

Horse trough remains today.

There was actually a drive in window on the east side of the building (your right in this view) where a person could drive up with a horse and buggy and pick up their mail.
Roslyn Depot, Long Island Rail Road c.1908-1910

Mail arrived by train twice a day and was quickly taken down the hill to the post office in Roslyn Village by horse and carriage for sorting and delivery.

The Gate Lodge for the Mackay Estate was only a short ride down the hill from here.
Kirby's Corner c.1908. 

Corner of Main Street and East Broadway.
Click here for a topographical map to help you see where these scenes were in relation to Harbor Hill, Roslyn Village, Hempstead Harbor, etc.
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