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Middle Island: A Historical Sketchby Mr. Donald Bayles, local historian, 1999
An Excerpt from My Long Islandby Eleanor Ferguson, 1993Recollections of Middle Island, 1920's-1940's
The story of Rainbow Ranch and what life was like in the Middle Island areaby Mrs. Ann NaumanClickhere for home page
A) Alonzo Chappel House The Risley Home - West of the Chappel homeB) Artist LakeC) S. Van Horn HouseD) B. Gildersleeve HouseE) H. Petty HouseF) Pfeiffer's General StoreG) Pfeiffer's PondH) F. Ruland House I) J. Edwards HouseJ) D. Edwards - J. Gurvey HouseK) J. Swezey HouseL) E. Edwards HouseM) D. F. Edwards HouseN) J. Swezey HouseO) Pine LakeP) E. Sherry HouseQ ) W.S. Swezey HouseR) B. Swezey HouseS) A. Smith HouseT) Hagen's General StoreU) Family CemeteryV) Union CemeteryW) E. King HouseX) Middle Island Presbyterian ChurchY) Schoolhouse #16Z) Swezey House1) Presbyterian Parsonage-Hudson House2) G. Ritch House3) D. Petty House4) H. Hutchinson House5) B. Hutchinson House6) E. Gildersleeve-Thompson House7) East Middle Island Schoolhouse (#17)8) J. Topping House9) N. Homan House10) J. Davis House11) W. Dayton House12) J. Dayton House13) Methodist Church14) J. Downs House15) Widow. Davis House 16) J. Hurtin House16a Szuster Farm17) Leak-Monsell-Ashton House18) F. Hawkins House19) C. Nicholls House20) R. Lhomideu House21) D. Lhomideu House22) E. Overton House23) W. Bartlett House24) RichardBayles House25) Randall House
The late local historian Thomas R. Bayles wrote a local history column for the Patchogue and Long Island Advance. Our latest project is to put up the hundreds of stories written by Mr. Bayles. These articles come from the 13 notebooks kept by Mr. Bayles. It will take us some time to complete this project and as of right now we have some articles from books 4, 9 & 10 completed. As the rest are typed up they will be added to the page.
- OleB. Balling, the other artist at Artist Lake- Old views of Middle Island circa 1900-Views of the Middle Island Yaphank road.- Chestnut Pound (Site of the West Middle Island School)- Estonian Hall- Martha Edwards House- Views of Longwood Road- Views of Middle Country Road (Rte.25)- Blizzard of 1934- Ralph Johnstone's Plane Lands in Middle Island- Middle Island-Yaphank Road (County Road 21)- The Middle Island Class of 1947- The story of the Old Country Road- Lewis Ritch, cutting cordwood at age95- West Middle Island class of1932- Threshing- The case of the missing Brewster Burial Ground- The Hurricane of 1938- Middle Country Road- JFK's speeding ticket in Middle Island