View of Railroad Station, Echo

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Title

View of Railroad Station, Echo

Description

Dean Alvord, developer of Belle Terre in conjunction with Ralph Peters, President of the LIRR had this neoclassical pergola like Stanford White designed station built in 1905, as a fitting gateway to their planned community.  A road was constructed to the gatehouse at Belle Terre and there was a special Belle Terre passenger car available for the NYC to Port Jefferson journey. The photograph is by J.W. Madison. Message on postcard: Spending the day at Terryville with Mrs. Newton.  Drove here this afternoon.  Ida  xxxx

Date

July 20, 1905

Rights

Postcard courtesy of the Jack Smith Collection

Format

JPEG

Collection

Citation

“View of Railroad Station, Echo,” Comsewogue Local History, accessed February 22, 2024, https://localhistory.cplib.org/items/show/24.