Historic Hempstead Plains - Nassau County, Long Island

Motor Parkway - map overlay

This is an overlay of a 1984 U.S.Geological survey on to a segment of a 1925 Nassau County land map. The scale is slightly off. It is more off on the left part of the overlay. This imprecision would not materially alter the relative location of the Long Island Motor Parkway (LIMP). From this overlay it can be seen that the power lines in the park mark the ROW of the Old Central Rail line. Also, the LIMP did not run along side the rail until approximately 1/4 west of Newbridge road. After Newbridge road it left the track area and headed north to the grand stand area. The Motor parkway entered Eisenhower park (1969 name.) By the present day area of the commercial Tennis Courts. The tree line north of the park's Stewart Avenue entrance marks the path. It is approximately 1/4 mile north of the Central Rails path, which is just north of the pond. Moving back to the east side of the park it appears that the LIMP actually used the same space as Salisbury Park drive, actually vice versa. This is a first shot attempt at the overlay, but it is fairly clear in its implications as to the path of the Central Rail and LIMP in this area. My thanks to Michael Abbey for leading me to the 1925 map. Vince Fitzgerald 12/22/1998

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