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February 1, 2022

Photos of Port Washington Houses in the 1940s

Port Washington is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. The hamlet is the anchor community of the Greater Port Washington area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (15 km2), of which 4.2 square miles (11 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (25.22%) is water. The hamlet is bordered on two sides with bodies of water: Manhasset Bay on its western side and Hempstead Harbor on its eastern side.

These amazing photos from Port Washington Public Library that captured houses of Port Washington in the 1940s.

Cape style house, 1941

45 Carlton Avenue, January 1942

18 Overlook Drive, February 1944. This chalet style house in the village of Baxter Estates in Port Washington was owned by Robert Gregory at the time of this photo

20 Central Drive, May 1944. This corner house in the arts and crafts style located in the village of Baxter Estates, Port Washington was owned by the O'Brien's at the time of this photo

June 1945. An ornate entry off the driveway and an unusual weather vane on the peak characterize this unique house

June 1945. House listed as that of Bruce Chapman

Probably located at Chicken Valley Road, June 1945. A farmhouse style residence

5 Bogart Avenue, 1946. House located adjacent to school property. Port Washington High School (now C.P. Weber Middle School) is in the background

14 (street unidentified), 1946

23 (street unidentified), 1946

32 (street unidentified), 1946

70 (street unidentified), 1946

76 (street unidentified), 1946

80 (street unidentified), 1946

85 (street unidentified), 1946

128 (street unidentified), 1946

144 (street unidentified), 1946

10 (street unidentified), 1947

11 (street unidentified), 1947

39 (street unidentified), 1947

117 (street unidentified), 1947

238 (street unidentified), 1947. C.K. McCully on sign near lamppost

665 (street unidentified), 1947

1 (street unidentified), 1948

2 (street unidentified), 1948

5 (street unidentified), 1948

103 (street unidentified), 1948

105 (street unidentified), 1948

137 (street unidentified), 1948

3 (street unidentified), July 1949

7 (street unidentified), July 1949

11 (street unidentified), July 1949

18 (street unidentified), July 1949

23 (street unidentified), July 1949

23 (street unidentified), July 1949

25 (street unidentified), July 1949

33 (street unidentified), July 1949

71 (street unidentified), July 1949

89 (street unidentified), July 1949

106 (street unidentified), July 1949

114 (street unidentified), July 1949

727 (street unidentified), July 1949

Port Sales Corporation, 145 Main Street, August 30, 1949. A Studebaker dealership at the corner of Main Street and Central Drive

Port Washington Building and Loan, 277 Main Street, November 1949


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