we asked you to guess where this old photo was taken.On Monday
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:email@example.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.