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View the Thomaston History Booklet                                   History Blog - Historic Photos

            (to view the photos on the blog, click "POST" on the main page of the blog)

 Click here to read "A History of Thomaston" (Great Neck Record article from 1987)

 The Great Neck Historical Society has recognized three buildings in Thomaston
as having cultural, historic or architectural interest:

Methodist Church Sunday School
715 Northern Boulevard
124 Susquehanna Avenue 21 Lincoln Road
Built in 1881 by Joseph Spinney.
Restored by the Korean Methodist Church
in 2012.
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Built c. 1858 for U.S. Congressman Benjamin Wood.  Wood was also a New York State Senator and editor and publisher of the the New York Daily News.  The house was moved back from the original position facing the North Hempstead Turnpike (Northern Boulevard).
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Built in 1921 by the Shields Brothers in their deveopment called Great Neck Villa.

It was the home of Julius Henry (Groucho) Marx
and his family from 1926 to 1931.  The purchase price of the house was $27,000.
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