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Upper Port Army/Navy Store Was Once Kreitzberg's Echo Hotel

From the Kenneth Brady Collection.
From the Kenneth Brady Collection.
On Monday we asked you to guess where this old photo was taken.

Commenter Ctop248 was the first with the correct answer:

"This building is by the railroad tracks in upper Port Jeff, where Sabatino's Army/Navy store is now."

According to an email from the Cumsewogue Historical Society this building used to be Hugo Kreitzberg's Echo Hotel, restaurant, and bowling alley located on the west side of Main Street, immediately north of the Long Island Railroad tracks.

The area used to be called Echo  and is now a part of Port Jefferson village. Today this building now houses the Army/Navy store and the attached taxi company.

The postcard is part of the Kenneth Brady Collection. The image can be found by clicking here in the official historical archive of Port Jefferson.

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 April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Terryville Union Hall on Terryville Road in Port Jefferson Station.
Annie Gurl April 17, 2013 at 01:32 PM
I love learning more about Port Jefferson. Thanks!!
george moraitis April 17, 2013 at 07:35 PM
I have paper work with Hugo Kreitzberg's signature as the original owner of my home's property of 1932...of the German-American Real Estate Development Co. of 1928....
george moraitis April 17, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Standing in the photo is Marie, Hugo's wife and his daughter, Carrie & her husband, James Ericson sitting on the bicycle ....& the other is probably the owner of the bike...probably a delivery boy...
William Hadley April 20, 2013 at 07:55 PM
These pictures always make me sad. To see how beautiful the architecture was and how today people have no desire to preserve what once was. And replaced with ill concieved renovations and plastcsized
george moraitis June 07, 2013 at 08:37 AM
How true.....some were destroyed by fire through out the early years...O. B. Davis Furniture store, Port Jefferson Post Office, Loper's Bros. F. F. Darling building, etc... Most people do not know of these places...

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