JANUARY MEETING: “LI Cranberry Bogs”
Rocky Point Historical Society
Thursday, January 12 7:00pm
VFW Post 6249, 109 King Road, Rocky Point, NY
Program and Refreshments
Speaker: John Turner, “Long Island Cranberry Bogs”
Bring a friend!
See you there!
Our Annual Tea was a big success!
We are the proud owners of the original red blocks that held up the the Railroad Bridge that went over Hallock Landing Road! When the line was discontinued, the bridge was dismantled in 1938 and the blocks were repurposed as a bulkhead for Hallock Landing Beach. They were removed from the beach during a Town drainage project, and we were lucky enough to obtain three for our garden. Sitting there you have a view of the Sound!
Restoration has begun on the Rocky Point Hallock Homestead!
Jeremiah McGiff of Wild Boar Restoration in Brookhaven hamlet discusses the process he will use to remove and restore the 18th-century windows at the Noah Hallock Homestead. His work and other upcoming restoration is being funded by a matching grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
Note: Tours Have Been Suspended During the Homestead Restoration
The Rocky Point Historical Society has guided tours of the Noah Hallock Homestead from April through December from 1-3 PM. Tour the 15 rooms filled with artifacts and archival photographs of Rocky Point’s unique history including the Farm Room, the one-room schoolhouse, and the Radio History Room featuring the RCA Radio Central Transmitting Station and the 1902 Marconi wireless building.
Birthplace of Revolutionary War Soldiers & Patriots
Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Noah Hallock Homestead, at 172 Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point hosted by trained docents. The house was built in 1721 when Noah Hallock and Bethia Youngs were married in November of that year and made Rocky Point their home. Three of their sons and three of their grandsons served as soldiers and patriots in the Revolutionary War. Noah and Bethia’s descendants lived in the Homestead and worked the farm for eight generations, through the next century and on to a good part of the twentieth century. At one time the Hallock family owned much of the land in Rocky Point.
The house has a gable roof wing on the west and 3 bay and the original wood shingles attest to their care through the centuries. In the mid-nineteenth century, Greek Revival details were added, such as the entrance containing sidelights, transom, and paneled front door. The old metal roof is unique and in excellent condition for its age. The house is a showplace of original furniture, artifacts, farm equipment, and archival photographs. It depicts life in Rocky Point from the early 18th century thru the 20th century with the establishment of RCA Radio Central, the world’s largest transmitting station from 1921-1978.
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