LIRR Trackside Business Photos

Glen Cove Depot - Stroppel's Depot Hotel View N 1878
Photo: George B. Brainerd Archive: Brooklyn Public Library

"Fred Stroppel 's Depot Hotel" - An addition to the original structure offering meals and selling milk per the signage.  Archive:  Joe Stroppel

Stroppel's Bar Sign c.1980's  Archive:  Joe Stroppel

Fred Stroppel 's Depot Hotel located just a short walk north of the Glen Cove Depot at 304 Glen Street, Glen Cove.  A true family owned business dating back for several generations. My Great Great Grandfather, Fred Stroppel, opened the bar. He passed it onto his son, Fred Stroppel, Jr., who in turn passed it to my Grandfather, Jack Stroppel. My Dad, FRed Stroppel didn't want to assume ownership of the bar, so he and my Grandfather closed it July 12, 1997. The location was a hotel, but only until around the 1940's then after the family called it Stroppel's Tavern. The designer of the sign didn't check with my Dad before painting it (putting "BAR" instead), but we decided to go with anyway. It was  around 4 ft by 6 ft., as we recall. However, the town didn't like it, as they indicated it was too "garish" - apparently the bar never actually got a permit for it either, so it eventually had to be taken down in the mid-80s. This was the only time the bar had a large sign, as there was a small door sign, as most folks in town knew the location of our establishment. Thus, the family never bothered to try further signage again. Info: Joe Stroppel 


Flatbush Ave  "Club Car Bar" 4/1979 Photo/Archive: Bill Mangahas

Flatbush Ave Station facade "Camelot Bake Shop 4/1979
Photo/Archive: Bill Mangahas

Freeport - Spic ’n’ Span Diner 1940 Archive: Freeport Library
Emery Note: “Moved here by L.I.R.R. about 1926.”
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Monzet's Hotel built c. 1890s view NE 3/1980 
Photo/Collection: Steven Lynch

LIRR RS3 #1554 "Scoot" at Islip westbound 1969 passing Monzet's Hotel
  Photo: Jules P. Krzenski Archive: Dave Keller
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Taxi Stand abandoned at Whitestone station looking NE at 15th Ave. - 03/05/32 shortly after branch abandonment.   (Percy Loomis Sperr photo/Dave Keller archive)
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Mineola Hotel 1880's across from Mineola Station view NE
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Whistle Stop Market Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck  05/96 View NW
Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy, Retired
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 Little Neck Station crossing at west end Photo: Bob Anderson
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ToTommy's Taxi Bay Shore 08/01/08 
Photo: Mike McDermet
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"Papa John's"  and Electronic Store, once was Bay Shore Hotel
c. 2008 Photo: Mike McDermet
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"Bellport Quick Stop" east side of Station Rd in Bellport 02/16/08 Photo: Mike McDermet

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Earle's Auto Transmission Broadway Bethpage Sept 87
Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy

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"Declans Quinns", prior "The Big East", previously  "Grand Central Station" Bay Shore c. 2008 Photo: Mike McDermet

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Fisher’s Hotel trackside at Central Islip for ages until it burned in the 1970s
Archive: Dave Keller

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"Farmingdale Feed Co.". c.1940
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Side Car Cafe , Farmingdale,  Main St.,  Sept 92 View  N
Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy
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"Station Deli" Hicksville Station, just south on Jerusalem Ave east side 01/23/08  Photo: Ernie Murphy

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"Dunkin Donuts" that replaced the commuter tavern at Hicksville Station, just south on Jerusalem Ave west side 02/03/08  Photo: Ernie Murphy

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Multi tenant office building, Hicksville Station, one block further south on Jerusalem Ave west side 

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"Station Laundromat" Hicksville (with Divide in the background)  02/03/08 Photo: Ernie Murphy
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Maison Posh II, Locust Valley 09/87 View N
Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy
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Givenchy Shop and Willy's Garage view east at Locust Valley , NY   
08/70 J. P. Sommer photo, Dave Keller archive
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DD1 #339 pulling train #19, the “Sunrise Special” westbound past Knickerbocker Laundry trackside,  Sunnyside, L I. City , NY 08/1937 George E. Votava photo, Dave Keller archive
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"The Maples" 09/05/06 Manorville
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 Gannon’s Station Cafe, Massapequa Park 1966 Archive: Dave Keller
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The Broken Down Valise Mattituck 08-02-08 
Photo: Mike McDermet
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The Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company market trackside at Medford until moved in 1940  for the grade elimination View W, Patchogue-Port Jefferson Road a.k.a. Rt. 112 cross street Info/Archive: Dave Keller
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Northeast Window Co. Merrick,  
Feb 08 View NE
Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy
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Northeast Metal Products trackside at  
Merrick
station 1966 
Photo/Archive: Dave Keller
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Feldman Wood Products Mineola 05/96 NW Herrick's Rd Elimination
Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy
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Covert Electric Motor Compressor Co.  Covert Ave, New Hyde Park Feb 08 View NW: gates stuck LIRR Police Dep't on scene Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy, Retired
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 Quartin Artistic Paper Boxes water tower, Ozone Park 1930 
Archive: Art Huneke
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 "Gas Station/Store" Sayville Railroad Ave view SW 1/24/2008
Photo: Mike McDermet
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Flatbush Pub, Railroad Ave. Sayville
2/15/08 Photo: Mike McDermet
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Strip store view SE Railroad Ave. Sayville
2/15/08 Photo: Mike McDermet
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Swezey Coal and Feed and St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church  trackside at Rider Ave Patchogue  5/1943 Archive: Dave Keller
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Fine Furs and Holzer’s Delicatessen trackside at PD, Patchogue  5/1943
Archive: Dave Keller
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W. A. Case &  Sons, Plumbing & Heating, trackside at Bay Ave – Patchogue  5/1943 
Archive: Dave Keller
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Grossman’s Lumber Company trackside at Patchogue 1968 Archive: Dave Keller
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"Super Market" at  SW corner Ocean Ave at PD Tower c. 04/2006
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IMA Inc. Ocean Ave Patchogue 
9/1987 View NE
Photo:  CAPT. William Gilligan US Navy, Retired
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"Track Side Cafe" 07/18/08  
LIRR ex-Speonk Station closed 1958  
Photo: Al Castelli
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"Track Side Cafe" 07/06/13  
Photo: Dave Morrison
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"White Castle"  Lynbrook 9/28/1963 (Smith-Keller)
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Choo Choo Auto Repair, Islip 2/02/2008 Photo: Steven Lynch 
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Choo Choo Auto Repair Sign, Islip 2/02/2008 Photo: Steven Lynch 

Susan's Pub - 8 Railroad Ave., Bethpage 3/012020
Photo/Archive: Bill Mangahas