Where Was This Historical Photo Taken in Port Jeff Station?

Guess where this aerial picture was taken in the comments below.

In this aerial view taken in 1957 you can see some distiguishing landmarks of the past at the intersection of two roads in Port Jefferson Station.

Can you tell us where this is? Put your guess in the comments.

This photo comes from the archive of the Cumsewogue Historical Society and can be found on the Port Jefferson village website in the historical section.

If you are cleaning out the "junk" you've accumulated over the years and come across old photos, postcards, documents, brochures, letters, calendars or anything having to do with Terryville, Port Jefferson Station or Echo, consider donating them to the Cumsewogue Historical Society.

They are always looking for advertising items from local businesses whether they are long gone or still open. If you don't wish to part with your old photos, please consider allowing them to scan them for the archive. They will then be returned to you.

Please contact the Cumsewogue Historical Society at (631) 928-7622 or e-mail: cumsewoguehistory@yahoo.com for more information. All donations are tax deductible and you will be given a receipt for your donation.

The Cumsewogue Historical Society will meet next on Wednesday Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Terryville Union Hall on Terryville Road in Port Jefferson Station.

Thomas Meehan July 23, 2012 at 08:42 PM
In the center is the intersection of Nesconset Highway and 112 (the old traffic circle). To the south is a horse racing track. Early 1900's
mfitz July 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Around 1955, Route 347 is in the photo. (originally CR80)
Tim Caggiano July 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Nesconset Highway and Patchogue Road. I used to live at 705 Patchogue Road. It was a few blocks from my house.
Louis Antoniello July 24, 2012 at 12:28 PM
In the center is the circle for what is now the intersection of Nesconset Highway and Route 112. To the right you notice an oval shape, that is the "Gentleman's Driving Track". The "Driving Track " was one of the more established trotter tracks in the country in the early 1900's. The famous horse "Echo" raced there and was undefeated for his career until a match race just before his retirement when he was defeated. The area was known as "Echo" for a while, as you can guess it was named after the horse. There seems to be farm land where the Pathmark currently stands and where the old Lincoln Mecury Deakership use to be. Very interesting.
george moraitis July 24, 2012 at 01:31 PM
I used to drive around (& around) the circle in my mother's car....
george moraitis July 24, 2012 at 01:36 PM
The older guys (my brother ['55 Chevy] & his friends) used to race from 'Otto's' Bakery in Mt. Sinai (by just east of King Kullen) around the circle, back to the 'finish' line at the bakery. ...speaking of the 'Gentleman's track in the wood by Morgan St.....that was a place when a lot of car races was done at this time....been there many times....{i had the '57 Chevy, but, by then, the circle was gone}
Carl Zukoski July 25, 2012 at 05:49 PM
...Otto's was originally located on the corner of Linden Pl. and Main St. back in the 50s and early 60s.......
Patty August 06, 2012 at 03:41 AM
its COMsewogue, c'mon you people call yourselves residents?
Lon Cohen August 06, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Hi Patty. "Cumsewogue" is the old way of spelling what they used to call this area and it's the name that the historical society adopted to use. Here's some background: http://portjefferson.patch.com/articles/whats-in-a-name-comsewogue-or-cumsewogue


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