GREAT NECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
photo credit: Alice Kasten
Located in the Village of Saddle Rock, the Grist Mill is one of the few remaining tidal mills on Long Island. The mill dates from the 1700s and was used to grind corn and wheat for generations. Currently owned by Nassau County, it was opened as a living museum in the 1990s, but has since fallen into terrible disrepair, and has been indefinitely closed. To learn more about the Grist Mill, click here.
Saddle Rock Grist Mill
We are really pleased that the Allen Cemetery has been saved thanks to a joint venture of the Town of North Hempstead and the Village of Great Neck Plaza. To see pictures of the Cemetery and to read more about the preservation process, please click here.
The Lighthouse, visible from Steppingstone Park and the Throgs Neck Bridge, is in a serious state of decay: there is a hole in the roof, as well as in the foundation. If it is not saved, the Coast Guard might well tear it down, and just erect a navigational beacon. Don’t let this happen to our lighthouse! Find out more about Stepping Stones Lighthouse and how you can help, by clicking here.
Photo credit: Karen Rubin
Scenes of the Past
Interested in the way Great Neck used to be? Click here to view images of our past.
The First Heritage Recognition Plaque
Our first plaque was presented to Great Neck House, originally built as the Great Neck Library over 100 years ago. Park Commissioners and Historical Society members flank the plaque. For information about our Recognition Program or to down load an application form, click here. To view sites which have been recognized by the Great Neck Historical Society, click here.
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