GREAT NECK HISTORICAL  SOCIETY

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

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

Homes Honored With Great Neck Historical Society Plaques

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

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

Other Buildings Honored With Great Neck Historical Society Plaques

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

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.

 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Outstanding Restoration Award

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

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.