All too often we lose older homes to the wrecking ball.  The Great Neck Historical Society is proud to honor buildings which have been lovingly restored.  In 2015 we presented out first Outstanding Restoration Award to the home at 17 Arrandale Avenue

Outstanding Restoration Award

The building now known as Great Neck House was originally a library, donated by Louise and Roswell Eldridge over a hundred years ago.

Clicking on the underlined address will bring up a full description of the history of the building.

The Village School- previously served Great Neck as a Church, Theater and Community Center.

Sunset Road - a home remodeled by McKim, Mead, and White, famous for redesigning the White House.

49 Cedar Drive - a home built by Gustav Stickley, founder of the American Craftsman movement.

50 Pond Road - built in 1909 for E.M. Scott, "one of the most successful manufacturers in the world."

1 Cove Lane - a home built from the hayloft, stables and water tower of the former Cord Meyer Estate.

Homes Honored With Great Neck Historical Society Plaques

15 Beverly Road- Built c. 1915, and currently on only its 2nd owner, the home was designed by Harry Otis Chapman

Great Neck Estates Village Hall was an elegant home constructed in 1913 for the Crowell family.

 Your home may qualify for one of our plaques if it meets any one of these criteria:

  • Representative of a building style, architectural design, landscaping design, engineering method
  • Associated with a noteworthy person or event
  • One of our older homes
  • Representative of growth and development in the community‚Äč

200 Grist Mill Lane - in the village of Saddle Rock is significant for its unusual construction.

42 Farm Lane - A one-story farmhouse built c. 1814 by Sam Warren. Known as "Maple Cottage"

This lovely home on Maple Drive is a reminder of times past.

15 Deer Park Road - a beautiful home located on the property formerly belonging to W.R. Grace.

North High School- built in 1929 on land previously belonging to William Gould Brokaw.

Other Buildings Honored With Great Neck Historical Society Plaques

325 Old Lakeville - one of Great Neck's earliest homes, was built in 1814 by Stocker Woolley.

Heritage Recognition Program

The Great Neck Historical Society recognizes structures and places in our community of architectural, cultural or historic interest.  

For information about our Recognition Program or to down load an application form, click here.

To learn how to research the history of your home, see links like this one:

21 Lincoln Road - once the home of Groucho Marx; Chico also lived in Great Neck.

The elegant Wychwood Apartments, built in 1929, were part of Great Neck's first apartment building boom.

Kensington Village Hall was once the carriage house of the estate of C.E. Finlay, one of the developers of that village.

St. Aloysius R.C. Church - Gothic style church built in 1913 for a Parish formed by Bishop John Loughlin in 1876.

124 Susquehanna Avenue was built before the Civil War, and has an amazing past.

The Kenwood Gardens Apartmentswere the first coop apartments on Long Island and the epitome of luxury.

36 North Drive is another example of Great Neck's past.


90 Knightsbridge Road was also built before World War II on the last of the Allen farmland.

Opening in 1938, 21 Barstow Road  is a fine example of Great Neck's pre-War building boom.

11 CramptonAvenue- one of a unique block of 1920s bungalows.

Our 2016 Restoration Award was presented to the Korean United Methodist Church, located at 715 Northern Boulevard for the faithful restoration of their Sunday School building.

Our 2017 Restoration Award was presented to the home at 17 Beverly Road for the faithful restoration of the home designed by Aymar Embury, one of the leading architects of the early 1900s.

44 Arrandale Avenue- Built in 1910 for Walter Ninesling, Great Neck's original department store owner.