Long Island Real Estate Collection

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Long Island Real Estate Collection


Architecture, Domestic--Designs and plans.
Real estate business--New York (State)--History.
Real estate development--New York (State)--History.
Real property--New York (State)--Long Island--History.


The collection spans the years 1881 through 1989 and includes architectural papers, brochures, auction sale notices, books, maps, news clippings, newspapers, photographs, business postcards, promotional mailings, certificates, and reports of proceedings. The bulk of the collection is comprised of real estate brochures (many with price quotes attached) from 1952 and 1953. The
brochures are largely from real estate developments in western Nassau and eastern Queens Counties.


M. O’Connor


Hofstra University Special Collections/Long Island Studies Institute




Michael Curtis


Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Collection Items

Post Acres Housing Development Brochure
A business brochure advertising ranch homes in the Post Acres housing development in Westbury, NY.

Wantagh Housing Development Brochure
A business brochure advertising homes in a housing development in Wantagh, NY

Unidentified Brick Home with Carport
A photograph of a single-story brick home with a carport in an unidentified housing development.

Oceanside Building and Development Corporation stock certificate
A $100 share stock certificate for the Oceanside Building and Development Corporation.

Garden View of Santa Fe ranch home in Saddle Rock Homes development
A photograph showing the backyard of a Santa Fe ranch home in the Saddle Rock Homes development in Great Neck, NY.

Promotional Mailer from Joseph P. Day, Real Estate
A promotional mailer sent by Joseph P. Day, Real Estate agent to unnamed recipient on March 10, 1939 pertaining to estates up for sale.

Promotional Mailing from Valentine Real Estate and Improvement Co.
A promotional mailing sent by the Valentine Real Estate and Improvement Co. to Mr. Thomas Fazakerley pertaining to property in Nassau County.

Parc View Housing Prices
A typewritten document showing home pricing for both civilian and veteran buyers for the Parc View housing development in Hicksville, NY

House for Rent Promotional Post Card
A promotional postcard advertising the availability of a three-story home in Hempstead, NY for rent.

Single Story Home
A photograph of a single story home with carport, possibly located in the Park Garden housing development.
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