Earlier today we posted a trivia question accompanied with an historic photo taken in 1965 of a quiet intersection in Farmingville. We asked the community to correctly identify the intersection. At least five participants got the question right, even though that sleepy intersection in the photo is not so sleepy anymore.
The answer: The intersection of Horseblock Road and North Ocean Avenue.
The photograph was forwarded to Sachem Patch by Michael Wentz, president of the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce. According to Wentz, that building in the photo is where the 7-Eleven now stands.
Congrats to all who know their Farmingville well!
The Farmingville Historical Society is looking for donations of old photos, postcards, documents, brochures, letters, or anything having to do with Farmingville.
They are always looking for old advertising items from local businesses whether they are long gone or still open. If you do not wish to part with your old photos, the Society is asking for permission to scan them for the archive. The photos will then be returned to the owners.
If interested, contact the Farmingville Historical Society by emailing FarmingvilleHistoricalSociety@gmail.com, or mail PO Box 311, Farmingville, NY 11738.
The Farmingville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.