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Washington Lodge History Documentation 

Washington Lodge History Documentation

A collection of newspaper clippings, pictures, and other emphoria documenting the history of what is now known as the Washington Lodge. Much of the documentation recorded here was researched by Richard A. Thomas.

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1887-1888 - Horace Fairchild Leads Bible Classes
1887-1888 - Horace Fairchild Leads Bible Classes
.. Article confirms Fairchild residency in Brookhaven Hamlet at least in 1887 & 1888, likely at the South Country Road residence that would later be known as Washington Lodge. 
 
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1905 - Arthur Fairchild Additions-Alterations to Lodge
1905 - Arthur Fairchild Additions-Alterations to Lodge
It is not certain that this newspaper reference is for the building that was to become known as the Washington Lodge in Brookhaven Hamlet just to the east of the Village of Bellport, often erroneously referred to as Bellport, or another residence in the Village of Bellport. 
 
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1920 - George Washington Buys 9 Acres from Arthur Fairchild
1920 - George Washington Buys 9 Acres from Arthur Fairchild
.. In addition, he buys one acre on Brookhaven road (now Beaver Dam road). The nine acres lot likely was the Lodge residence site; The one acre lot was likely where the three factory worker houses (ID Br10.12-S) were to be built. 
 
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1938-1943 - Merkel Family occupy G. Washington Estate
1938-1943 - Merkel Family occupy G. Washington Estate
.. George Washington's younger sister and family maintain residence at the George Washington estate from June 1938 to March 1943. 
 
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1941 - Girl Scouts Went on Hike Through Washington Estate
1941 - Girl Scouts Went on Hike Through Washington Estate
.. Visited the estate by invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Merkel 
 
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1943 - George Washington Sells Lodge property to N. Adelstein
1943 - George Washington Sells Lodge property to N. Adelstein
 
 
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1943 - George Washington Holds Nathan Adelstein Mortgage on Lodge Property
1943 - George Washington Holds Nathan Adelstein Mortgage on Lodge Property
 
 
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1943 - Merkel Family Move to New Jersey
1943 - Merkel Family Move to New Jersey
 
 
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1944 - Washington Lodge Bar and Cocktail Lounge Opens
1944 - Washington Lodge Bar and Cocktail Lounge Opens
 
 
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1944 - Adelstein Obtained Liquor License for Washington Lodge
1944 - Adelstein Obtained Liquor License for Washington Lodge
 
 
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1944 - Camp Upton Officers Guests at Washington Lodge
1944 - Camp Upton Officers Guests at Washington Lodge
 
 
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1944 - Washington Lodge Help Wanted
1944 - Washington Lodge Help Wanted
 
 
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1944 - Washington Lodge - Attractive Rooms
1944 - Washington Lodge - Attractive Rooms
 
 
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1945 - Washington Lodge Used to Lodge Guests to Mrs. Bournes New Year's Eve Party
1945 - Washington Lodge Used to Lodge Guests to Mrs. Bournes New Year's Eve Party
 
 
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1945 - Washington Lodge's Winter Opening a Success
1945 - Washington Lodge's Winter Opening a Success
 
 
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1945 - Washington Lodge Dinner Party
1945 - Washington Lodge Dinner Party
.. l.r. Una Randall, Kay Richter, Gert Barteau (nee Van der Car), Mrs. Johnston, George Miller, Mary Lyons (wife of Bob), Bob Lyons, Sr., Frank Craven (standing), Bob Lyons, Jr., Elsie Griffin, Jimmy Lyons, Mararget Craven (daughter of Frank Craven?), Frances Leskowicz (nee Romanski. wife of Adam Leskowicz), Adam Leskowicz 
 
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1947 - Large Wedding Reception
1947 - Large Wedding Reception
 
 
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1948 - $5000 Building Addition
1948 - $5000 Building Addition
 
 
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1949 - Washington Lodge Opens for Summer Season
1949 - Washington Lodge Opens for Summer Season
 
 
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1949-1950 - Adelstein's Washington Lodge Business Fails
1949-1950 - Adelstein's Washington Lodge Business Fails
 
 
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1950 - Adelstein Bad Checks & Bankruptcy
1950 - Adelstein Bad Checks & Bankruptcy
 
 
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1950 - Certificates of Incorporation
1950 - Certificates of Incorporation
.. It appears as if any remaining business interests of the Washington Lodge transferred from Nathan Adelstein to Murray Wunderlich  
 
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1954 - Washington Lodge Camp Presents Play
1954 - Washington Lodge Camp Presents Play
.. Article confirms existence of camp in 1954 
 
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1955 - Washington Lodge Camp
1955 - Washington Lodge Camp
.. Article confirms existence of camp in 1955 
 
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1959 - Residents Protest Zoning Change for Washington Lodge Site
1959 - Residents Protest Zoning Change for Washington Lodge Site
 
 
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1960 - Marist Brothers Planning to Buy 40 Acres
1960 - Marist Brothers Planning to Buy 40 Acres
.. Proposing to use it as a children camp. 
 
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2008 - A Graceful Parcel Up for Preservation
2008 - A Graceful Parcel Up for Preservation
 
 
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2010 - Purchase of Washington Lodge Site Approved by Suffolk County
2010 - Purchase of Washington Lodge Site Approved by Suffolk County
.. Beaver Dam Creek Partnership of the Post-Morrow Foundation, Brookhaven Town, and Suffolk County, NY, To Jointly Purchase Environmentally Sensitive Property.  
 
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2011 - Post Morrow Foundation, Suffolk County & Brookhaven Town Partner to Purchase Washington Lodge/Maris Brothers Property
2011 - Post Morrow Foundation, Suffolk County & Brookhaven Town Partner to Purchase Washington Lodge/Maris Brothers Property
.. The Marist Brothers Property (George Constant Washington estate) preserved by a joint effort of the Post Morrow Foundation, Suffolk County, and the Town of Brookhaven. 
 
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2016 - Post Morrow Foundation Donates Washington Lodge to Town of Brookhaven
2016 - Post Morrow Foundation Donates Washington Lodge to Town of Brookhaven
.. Washington Lodge, the beloved, quirky building at 287 South Country Road in Brookhaven hamlet, has been donated to Brookhaven Town by the Post Morrow Foundation, Inc.
A resolution approved the transfer last week; the hope is that it becomes a Center for Environmental Education and Discovery, including a nature retreat center and hub for environmental classes and trail walks" 
 

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