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Motor Parkway Trail

  • Historical Name: Long Island Motor Parkway
  • Also Known As: Vanderbilt Parkway

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District
  • Activity: Bicycling


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Williams, E.G. Architect
William Kissam Vanderbilt II Owner
Brown, E.H. Architect
1908/06/06 Construction begins on
1908/10/24 Vanderbilt Cup Race 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race
1909/00/00
1909/00/00 Vanderbilt Cup Race 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race
1910/00/00 Vanderbilt Cup Race 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race
1912/00/00 Fully open to public as toll road
1925/00/00
1938/04/00 Parkway shuts down

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Particulars for Motor Parkway Trail:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Automotive
Facility Use Automotive Race Track
Automotive Automotive Racing
Area of Significance Entertainment- Recreation
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Road Style Parkway
Historic Use Road-related
Area of Significance Sports
Area of Significance Transportation



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 1st April 2002

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Long Island Motor Parkway
Registry Address: Roughly Alley Pond and Cunningham Parks, bet. Winchester Blvd. and Clearview Expressway, bet. 73rd Ave. and Peck Ave.
Registry Number: 02000301
Resource Type: District
Owner: Local
Architect: Williams, E.G.; Brown, E.H.
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Parkway
Area in Acres: 10
Contributing Structures: 7
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Transportation, Entertainment-recreation
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1908, 1909, 1925
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Road-related
Current Function: Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Road-related Park

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Activity
Activity Bicycling

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