Thursday, August 7, 2008

Historic Oyster Bay

The Horton House.

Dr. Ebenezer Seely house c. 1830. Dr. Seely was married to Phoebe Townsend and served as the Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor.

The Oceanic House.

Snouder's Drug Store. The first telephone in Oyster Bay was installed here c. 1890 when Arthur Snouder, the owner, had a wire extended from Locust Valley. Teddy Roosevelt chose not to install a phone in 'Sagamore Hill' until after he became President, so while he was Governor all messages that he received were delivered to his home by Snouder's son, who would travel the 3 mile trip night and day.
Update (8/2011): Snouder's is no longer in business.

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