Fourth in a series of archival photos that need identification.
mystery house this week is "Hoest 12." The volunteer at the Garden
City Library is noting the new addresses for history mystery homes that have
already been solved and entering them into the archives.
The "Hoest 01" mystery has been solved as 108
Roxbury Road. It is presently owned by Tina Fiore and Mark Zebrowski. The
roofline has was changed some years ago by an owner who added the fuller gables.
Also added was the third floor Palladian window in the front.
108 Roxbury Road "was built in 1908 as a
spec house and advertised by Gage Tarbell, president of the Estates. The
original price was $11,190 and in the catalog it was listed as an 'artistic
cottage with shingles' on three lots," stated Zebrowski. It was a plaster on lathe, three-story home
with maple floors that had a first floor parlor, dining room with wainscoting, plaster
panels in the library and a bath. It had seven bedrooms- four on the second
floor and three on the third floor with a bath. Zebrowski said that a neighbor
told him the original owner was a pastor from New York City who used the house
as a second home. One of the later owners had a shooting range in the basement.
seventeen years since they've owned the Roxbury Road home, Fiore and Zebrowski
have converted one of the second floor bedrooms to a bathroom (currently three
bedrooms and a bath), and converted the three bedrooms on the third floor to
two (now two bedrooms and a bath). They also added a den and garage.
Avenue, in the background of "Hoest 01" is currently owned by Laura
Shanahan and Vincent Walsh.
05" has yet to be solved. Does anyone know this address?
If anyone has any old books, photos or
papers relating to anything in Garden City, please contact Suzie Alvey at
516.326.1720 or e-mail her at . She can scan or
photograph the items, while you keep the original, or you can donate it. This
will be extremely helpful to the archives at the Garden City Public Library and
the Garden City Historical Society. Help us help history!
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