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
Sunset Road - a home remodeled by McKim, Mead, and White, famous for redesigning the White House.
325 Old Lakeville - one of Great Neck's earliest homes, was built in 1814 by Stocker Woolley.
49 Cedar Drive - a home built by Gustav Stickley, founder of the American Craftsman movement.
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
Heritage Recognition Program
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This lovely home on Maple Drive is a reminder of times past.
St. Aloysius R.C. Church - Gothic style church built in 1913 for a Parish formed by Bishop John Loughlin in 1876.
42 Farm Lane - A one-story farmhouse built c. 1814 by Sam Warren. Known as "Maple Cottage"
50 Pond Road - built in 1909 for E.M. Scott, "one of the most successful manufacturers in the world."
GREAT NECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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.
Kensington Village Hall was once the carriage house of the estate of C.E. Finlay, one of the developers of that village.
The building now known as Great Neck House was originally a library, donated by Louise and Roswell Eldridge over a hundred years ago.
Other Buildings Honored With Great Neck Historical Society Plaques
200 Grist Mill Lane - in the village of Saddle Rock is significant for its unusual construction.
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.
The Village School- previously served Great Neck as a Church, Theater and Community Center.
The Kenwood Gardens Apartmentswere the first coop apartments on Long Island and the epitome of luxury.
11 CramptonAvenue- one of a unique block of 1920s bungalows.
15 Deer Park Road - a beautiful home located on the property formerly belonging to W.R. Grace.
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.
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.
Outstanding Restoration Award
Clicking on the underlined address will bring up a full description of the history of the building.
15 Beverly Road- Built c. 1915, and currently on only its 2nd owner, the home was designed by Harry Otis Chapman
36 North Drive is another example of Great Neck's past.
North High School- built in 1929 on land previously belonging to William Gould Brokaw.
21 Lincoln Road - once the home of Groucho Marx; Chico also lived in Great Neck.
124 Susquehanna Avenue was built before the Civil War, and has an amazing past.