The historic 1840 mansion belonging to Dr. Trousdell is up for sale. It was originally known as Hillside when Frances Irvin’s grandfather Richard, used it as a summer house. If sold, the chances of it being demolished in a second is very possible, said reliable sources.
Cathy Zangari called to identify the mystery picture in the Jan. 13 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. She said, “It’s Raynham Hall.” She is correct.
“I opened the paper and there was Raynham Hall,” said former Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Tom Hogan, Esq. Mr. Hogan was a great asset to Oyster Bay when he was in office. He helped create the Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission and could always be considered a champion for preservation. Of Snouder’s he said, “I just hope they keep it. It’s a jewel.” Talking about stores in small hamlets, he said, “Downtown is about service.” It is the key thing a small merchant can provide.
Pamela Fierro called to identify the mystery picture in the Jan. 6 issue of the Enterprise Pilot. “It’s the historical house on Summit Street. I live up the block so I know. I’ve lived here all my life. I work in Testa Wines, a wine distributor in Oyster Bay. I’ve worked there for a couple of years. I do paper work, answer phones and am the executive assistant to the owner and a jack-of –all-trades.
It was fascinating to write the story about the new exhibit, The Roosevelts Next Door, Portraits of Devotion, about the collection donated by Oyster Bay Historical Society’s longtime board member Elizabeth Roosevelt, of her family’s papers. It is another fascinating glimpse into the world of the Roosevelts.
She nailed it!
We received a letter to the editor in which the writer asked to be signed “resident”. While it is against our policy to print anonymous letters, in this case we considered it. On second thought we believe the letter should be signed, “Unanimous” as opposed to “Anonymous”. It is all of us saying this to the Oyster Bay Town Hall regime.
Anne Marie Fallek, now of Southlake, Texas emailed the correct answer for the mystery-mystery picture in the Dec. 16 Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot. She said, “This picture is of Irwin Tantleff and Tulio Donisi outside the old Foodtown entrance in the South Street parking lot. They are “ringing the bell” for the Salvation Army kettle.” She added a post-script. “P.S. My first job was at the Oyster Bay Foodtown.”
The Dec. 16 mystery picture in the Enterprise Pilot remains a mystery but we believe it will be solved! You know that is always a favorite column in the making...
Belle Santora called to identify the mystery picture in the Nov. 18 issue of the Enterprise Pilot and we saved some of her story for another issue.
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