Transforming Our Future program. The name of the hamlet and post office was changed to Bay Shore in West of downtown, extending into neighboring Brightwaters , is the best-known section of extant, older mansions and large houses. Retrieved from " https:
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Skip to Main Content. A Top Community for Music. It was used as a British armed forces headquarters, at the time of the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War. President Washington stayed at the manor during his tour of Long Island in The land that would become Bay Shore proper was purchased from the Secatogue Native Americans in by local school teacher John Mowbray for "several eel spears". The hamlet's name has changed over time: Early European settlers referred to the area first as Penataquit and later as Awixa; both were names used by the Native American Secatogue tribe.
For reasons never documented, the name was changed in the early 19th century to Sodom. The name of the hamlet and post office was changed to Bay Shore in Bay Shore became renowned in the late 19th century for its shopping district and resorts.
The rural hamlet became popular with affluent New Yorkers looking to escape the city to white sand beaches of the Great South Bay and the fishing villages of Fire Island.
It was a tourist spot on weekends and during the summer, in large part because the newly built Long Island Rail Road enabled easy access from New York City. Those developments were settled largely by working and middle class first-time home buyers from New York City.
Despite strains on the community brought on by sudden, substantial growth, the hamlet remained sound. Main Street continued to be one of the region's most popular shopping destinations. Bay Shore suffered a decline beginning in the late s. Without a local government, residents were unable to make decisions that were instead left to the Town of Islip and Suffolk County. While businesses and restaurants on the waterfront fared better, partly because it's an embarkation point for ferries to beaches on Fire Island.
Work to restore Bay Shore has been ongoing since the s. Upscale townhouses and condominiums were built in gated communities on the grounds of old estates.
The redevelopment of Main Street is ongoing; efforts include new sidewalks, antique-style streetlights, new landscaping and restored parks. Main Street has regained much of its popularity. There are many attractive new restaurants, clothing boutiques and other stores and offices. The Bay Shore Beautification Society transformed an empty lot on Main Street into a meditation garden that has since been recognized for its excellent design.
However, the water was deemed too shallow, and instead a decommissioned WWII torpedo was converted into a monument. The aging bulkhead and other dock structures at the marina were rebuilt. Over the summer of , a new waterpark was built at the marina with a renovated bath house and new landscaping.
The Bay Shore High School underwent an extensive renovation and an expansion from through The project has been noted for its close attention to architectural and historic detail. Abandoned department stores at the Gardiner Manor Mall were razed to make new use of the property. Most of the old mall and adjacent buildings were replaced by new commercial and retail spaces, including a Lowe's home improvement center, a Target and a BMW dealership.
In and new condominiums replaced housing next to the train station. Additionally, a pedestrian bridge was built over the tracks, and the old underground tunnel between platforms was closed.
South of Main Street , also known as Montauk Highway , is an area of mansions and other large homes, built from the s through the s. Though many architecturally impressive homes from that period remain, others have been subdivided, demolished or converted to commercial properties.
West of downtown, extending into neighboring Brightwaters , is the best-known section of extant, older mansions and large houses. The private association, known as O-Conee Estates , also lies just west of downtown Bay Shore, and is considered the town's most prominent and impressive remaining estate section. During the early to mid-nineteenth century, the site of the association was occupied by the summer estates of Francis C.
The Vitagraph Studios, one of the largest studios of the silent era, had a branch studio located at 94 Fourth Avenue in Bay Shore and operated in At the east end of the hamlet mainly on Awixa, Penataquit and Montgomery avenues are the W.
Wray House which is believed by some to be haunted by the ghost of Adeline Wray [ citation needed ] , the Hulse House and the Gustavino Tile House, among others. There was the now-razed J. This peninsula was originally named Thurber's Neck and subsequently renamed Penataquit Point. The department also serves Brightwaters and West Bay Shore. The Bay Shore Fire Department is made up of members from five companies. The three companies were soon merged to form the Bay Shore Fire Department that same year.
Finally, the Bay Shore Engine Company 1 was formed in Briefly, during World War II, a sixth company was formed, Victory Engine Company 2, to supplement the department while many of its members were off in Europe and Asia fighting for America's armed forces.
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