Shm

Plainview, NY

#21 Sep 3, 2011
I lived on the dead end which bordered Guskies Farm, June Place. He was a hermit who lived there with no running water or electric. In the early years (1960-1965), if he caught you on his property, he would fire buckshot in the air to scare the crap out of you. There was a man Mr. Fisher who used you to take care of him until Gusky bought the farm himself around 1970. Mr. Fisher inherited the property and immediatly sold it off for houses. He then split to Vegas and lived happily ever after on Gusky's inheritance.
MAUDE

Highland, NY

#22 Sep 3, 2011
Shm wrote:
I lived on the dead end which bordered Guskies Farm, June Place. He was a hermit who lived there with no running water or electric. In the early years (1960-1965), if he caught you on his property, he would fire buckshot in the air to scare the crap out of you. There was a man Mr. Fisher who used you to take care of him until Gusky bought the farm himself around 1970. Mr. Fisher inherited the property and immediatly sold it off for houses. He then split to Vegas and lived happily ever after on Gusky's inheritance.
And now you know the rest of the story.
jeff greene

Northport, NY

#23 Dec 29, 2011
i grew up in west hempstead on pauley drive. i would love to know what the street was before it was david estates.i know the corner of dogwood avenue and nassau blvd was the schoolhouse of walt whitman but i do not know what occupied south of that.on nassau blvd there was a hardware store named walt's and next to it was a barber shop and candy store.what could the property have been by david street and guilford court.also anyone know of the history of the jewish rabbi who lived on dogwood and semptom blvd?
Debby

Bronx, NY

#24 Feb 13, 2012
In answer to some of the questions posted above.Fred Guskie had a brother. They are buried in Elmont along w/ my other Family members.Yes they had alot of property from Nassau Blvd back to I believe Dogwood. The Guskies were cousin to my Grandmother Anna Sielaff/Prechtl. Her home as a child is still on Nassau Bld, next to John St. School. She married my Grandfather John Prechtl who grew up where CVS is now on the Corner of Eagle Ave. & Hempstead Ave.His Family sold the property to Mason Pepe then it became Gum Ying. they built a home on Oakford St. John Prectls Aunt "Tanta Zimmermans" maiden name was Grossman. "Grossmans farm of Malverne. Barbara & her Brother George passed away. The original House is still there.
My Other Grandparents owned a great deal of Property on Woodfield Road & Pinebrook. They were The Doughty Family.The Doughtys have been in that area since the 1700s. I have alot of photos /Deeds/Maps etc. I know this sounds confusing.I will provide my e-mail if anyone is interested.I have alot of History from the "Norwood" Lakeview W. Hempstead area and the "Washington Square"a/k/a "Trimming Square" now Franklin Square.I am always happy sharing History. debster5159@gmail.com
Debby

Bronx, NY

#25 Feb 13, 2012
MAUDE wrote:
<quoted text>And now you know the rest of the story.
Maude I would be very interested in hearing about Mr. Fisher.Our Family has a very different version.Alot of the Guskie land was taken from them. They were teased & tormented a great deal as well. Bullying I think by todays standards.Fred became very withdrawn after the death of his brother. That home was there Parents.I will check the records, maybe even older. feel free to e-mail me. debster5159@gmail.com
Debby

Bronx, NY

#26 Feb 15, 2012
Skip wrote:
I grew up in Lakeview, West Hempstead. We owned a beautiful 10 piece of property next to the Southern State Parkway. My grandparents lived in the large white house next to the parkway and my family and I live in the white bungalow to the back. A large barn with a three car garage was attached to it. The front lawn had four beautiful large oak trees, and the rest of the grounds were planted with fruit trees, maples and chestnut trees. A large grape arbor was to the back of the large house. We had large fields to the back where we planted and raised fresh vegetables each summer. Fishponds covered a large section of the property. It was like a paradise for us kids.
Due to increasing taxes and vandelism problems, we sold the property. Today all that remains is my grandparents' home and our smaller house, now tucked away amid about 35 homes built on the property after we moved away. Driving past there now, one can hardly visualize how beautiful the place once looked.
I am interested in knowing about the original owner of the property who built the large house in 1910. I believe his last name was Liberthan (or some similar spelling.) If anyone has any knowledge of the place, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
Skip I know exactly where that home is. Next to Skodak Brook. Lakeview was known as Skodak before Lakeview. My Family had property on Woodfield Rd since the early 1700s.My e-mail is debster5159@gmail.com
Tom Castagna

Cape Coral, FL

#27 Feb 15, 2012
Did anyone go to St. Thomas School on Westminister ave, from 1952-1958? or West Hempstead HS from 1958-61..........flny12@aol.co m
Lucy Tucker

Albany, NY

#28 Mar 21, 2012
I lived on Jefferson Street (near Nassau Blvd. and Hempstead Avenue) in the 1950's. I went to Eagle Avenue elementary school. We played in Hall's Pond (which we called Wall's Pond) when it was undeveloped. The woods were lovely. We jumped in the leaves in the fall. We fed the ducks.
Alice Burkard

Holland, MI

#29 Sep 12, 2012
I grew up on Plum Tree Lane, next door to the St. Thomas Convent 1964-1988. My family home was built in 1964. Before EDLU builders built 4 homes in that area including mine, there was a mansion that stood there. I don't know who owned it but was told it was an old widow and when she died the local fire department burned the house down as part of a training exercise. The street name used to be College Place before it was changed to Plum Tree Lane (not sure when).
Does anyone know who that old lady was? Oh and if you need more info about West Hempstead and you are on Facebook, there is a page called "You know you are from West Hempstead when...". It's a great place to post questions to everyone and you'd be surprised at the age range on that page. And another place is a blogspot westhempsteadnowandthen.blogspot.com
It has a lot of history about West Hempstead and the nearby areas. Very detailed. Anyway, thanks
Alice Burkard
Fred Limbach

Greenlawn, NY

#30 Sep 30, 2012
Skip wrote:
I grew up in Lakeview, West Hempstead. We owned a beautiful 10 piece of property next to the Southern State Parkway. My grandparents lived in the large white house next to the parkway and my family and I live in the white bungalow to the back. A large barn with a three car garage was attached to it. The front lawn had four beautiful large oak trees, and the rest of the grounds were planted with fruit trees, maples and chestnut trees. A large grape arbor was to the back of the large house. We had large fields to the back where we planted and raised fresh vegetables each summer. Fishponds covered a large section of the property. It was like a paradise for us kids.
Due to increasing taxes and vandelism problems, we sold the property. Today all that remains is my grandparents' home and our smaller house, now tucked away amid about 35 homes built on the property after we moved away. Driving past there now, one can hardly visualize how beautiful the place once looked.
I am interested in knowing about the original owner of the property who built the large house in 1910. I believe his last name was Liberthan (or some similar spelling.) If anyone has any knowledge of the place, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
My Grandfather, Fred Limbach owned a farm on Woodfield Rd. on the southern side of the parkway. Jannes La. off Woodfield goes through what was our farm.
Fred Limbach

Greenlawn, NY

#31 Sep 30, 2012
My Grandfather, Fred Limbach owned a farm on Woodfield Rd. on the southern side of the parkway. Jannis La. off Woodfield goes through what was our farm.
Fred Limbach

Greenlawn, NY

#32 Sep 30, 2012
Lucy Tucker wrote:
I lived on Jefferson Street (near Nassau Blvd. and Hempstead Avenue) in the 1950's. I went to Eagle Avenue elementary school. We played in Hall's Pond (which we called Wall's Pond) when it was undeveloped. The woods were lovely. We jumped in the leaves in the fall. We fed the ducks.
I lived on Monroe St. until 1950 and attended Eagle Avenue School 1940 - 1948.
Fred Limbach

Greenlawn, NY

#33 Sep 30, 2012
Debby wrote:
In answer to some of the questions posted above.Fred Guskie had a brother. They are buried in Elmont along w/ my other Family members.Yes they had alot of property from Nassau Blvd back to I believe Dogwood. The Guskies were cousin to my Grandmother Anna Sielaff/Prechtl. Her home as a child is still on Nassau Bld, next to John St. School. She married my Grandfather John Prechtl who grew up where CVS is now on the Corner of Eagle Ave. & Hempstead Ave.His Family sold the property to Mason Pepe then it became Gum Ying. they built a home on Oakford St. John Prectls Aunt "Tanta Zimmermans" maiden name was Grossman. "Grossmans farm of Malverne. Barbara & her Brother George passed away. The original House is still there.
My Other Grandparents owned a great deal of Property on Woodfield Road & Pinebrook. They were The Doughty Family.The Doughtys have been in that area since the 1700s. I have alot of photos /Deeds/Maps etc. I know this sounds confusing.I will provide my e-mail if anyone is interested.I have alot of History from the "Norwood" Lakeview W. Hempstead area and the "Washington Square"a/k/a "Trimming Square" now Franklin Square.I am always happy sharing History. debster5159@gmail.com
My Grandfather, Fred Limbach owned a farm on Woodfield Rd. next to the parkway. I remember the Doughty family as a child. He sold the farm in 1949. fredlim@optonline.net
Fred Limbach

East Northport, NY

#34 Dec 24, 2012
Jeff wrote:
I used to live on Eagle Avenue from 1953 to 1964. I lived two blocks from the Lakeview train stop. Running right next to the traintracks was a natural creek that we used to play next to. I remember that on the corner of Hempstead Gardens Drive and Eagle Avenue was a gas station. But directly behind the gas station was a patch of land that actually has a small spring coming up from the ground. On the opposite side of the street was an open lot that we used to call Palazzo's lot because the Palazzo family owne the land. There's a tennis courn on it now. But when I was a boy, we would all play on the lot. I once found an Indian arrowhead on the property.
I lived on Monroe Street and attended Eagle Ave. school for 8 years until 1948 and then attended Hempstead High. My Grandfather had a farm on Woodfield Road next to the Southern State Parkway.
Fred Limbach

East Northport, NY

#35 Dec 24, 2012
Skip wrote:
I grew up in Lakeview, West Hempstead. We owned a beautiful 10 piece of property next to the Southern State Parkway. My grandparents lived in the large white house next to the parkway and my family and I live in the white bungalow to the back. A large barn with a three car garage was attached to it. The front lawn had four beautiful large oak trees, and the rest of the grounds were planted with fruit trees, maples and chestnut trees. A large grape arbor was to the back of the large house. We had large fields to the back where we planted and raised fresh vegetables each summer. Fishponds covered a large section of the property. It was like a paradise for us kids.
Due to increasing taxes and vandelism problems, we sold the property. Today all that remains is my grandparents' home and our smaller house, now tucked away amid about 35 homes built on the property after we moved away. Driving past there now, one can hardly visualize how beautiful the place once looked.
I am interested in knowing about the original owner of the property who built the large house in 1910. I believe his last name was Liberthan (or some similar spelling.) If anyone has any knowledge of the place, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
Mr. Labirthan was my God father in 1935. My Grandfather owned the farm across the street from his beautiful home until 1950. His son Norman was a friend of my Fathers. fredlim@optonline.net
Debby Doughty-Lucas

Bronx, NY

#36 Mar 26, 2013
Guskies/Grossmans were all my family. My Grandfathers boyhood home was sold to Maison Pepe, then Gum Ying. My Parents/Grandparents/Great Grandparents & Great-Great grandparents were all from Lakeview/West Hempstead/ Franklin Square(Washington or Trimming Sqaure) also Munson.
e-mail is debster5159@gmail.com. I am still residing in WH.
margie

Bayport, NY

#37 Apr 22, 2013
Tom Castagna wrote:
I lived at 222 Parker Avenue (off Mayfair) and walked to the Cherry Valley CC to caddy back in 1956 or so. I passed St. Giles every day. It seemed to be a scary place as a kid but as I got older I realized what it was. I lived there from 1951-1960 and attended St. Thomas the Apostle school and West Hempstead HS. I worked in the Hempstead Pizza King across the street from Lkien's Dept Store in the 50's....West Hempstead Little League (Hawks) sponsored by Buck's TV on Hempstead Tpk. 1955 or so, email is flny12@aol.com
My father George worked at Hempstead G&CC with one of his best friends Vernon...do you remember either one of them?
Fred Limbach

East Northport, NY

#38 Sep 20, 2013
Skip wrote:
I grew up in Lakeview, West Hempstead. We owned a beautiful 10 piece of property next to the Southern State Parkway. My grandparents lived in the large white house next to the parkway and my family and I live in the white bungalow to the back. A large barn with a three car garage was attached to it. The front lawn had four beautiful large oak trees, and the rest of the grounds were planted with fruit trees, maples and chestnut trees. A large grape arbor was to the back of the large house. We had large fields to the back where we planted and raised fresh vegetables each summer. Fishponds covered a large section of the property. It was like a paradise for us kids.
Due to increasing taxes and vandelism problems, we sold the property. Today all that remains is my grandparents' home and our smaller house, now tucked away amid about 35 homes built on the property after we moved away. Driving past there now, one can hardly visualize how beautiful the place once looked.
I am interested in knowing about the original owner of the property who built the large house in 1910. I believe his last name was Liberthan (or some similar spelling.) If anyone has any knowledge of the place, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
My Grandfather had the farm across the street from the Liberthan property. It was sold in 1950 and we moved to East Northport,N.Y. where my Dad had a farm until 1968. I remember the Liberthan property and their son, Norman but I was very young having been born in 1935 and I still remember the fish ponds and beautiful grounds. Mr. Liberthan was my God Father but he died fairly young so I don't recall to much about him. fredlim@optonline.net
Arthur Harmon

Ridgewood, NY

#39 Sep 21, 2013
Any info on the history of the Island Gardens or the Courtesy Motel ?
Rick

Camarillo, CA

#40 Dec 11, 2013
I lived in West Hempstead from 1957 to 1970. I lived right behind the White Brick Inn on Hempstead turnpike. I didn't see any mention of this place here. They use to play good old rock and roll every weekend, to my parents dismay. Does anyone know the history of this building and when it was demolished? I heard it was an old stagecoach stop in the old days. Did anyone famous ever play there?

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