August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 521
Name: Chic's Music Box Grill
Type: Post Card
Date: 1920s
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Ebay/Deitz
Source Call Number: 091222-23/chic'smusicboxgrill

Comment: The oldest picture so far found of this site. Note that the road is identified as "Sunrise Trail." This name was apparently not widely used, but the road now known as "Montauk Highway" was referred to as "Sunrise Trail" on a post card of the Shinnecock Hills in Southampton. Sounds more bucolic than just Merrick Road or Montauk Highway.

Note also that there appears to be a Texaco sign to the right, suggesting that they also sold gasoline, not uncommon for a roadhouse of the era.

Date Entry Modified: 12/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 522
Name: Chic's Grill Interior No.1
Type: Post Card
Date: 1920s
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Ebay/Deitz
Source Call Number: 091222-23/chic'sgrillinteriorno1

Comment: Interior of Chic's.

Date Entry Modified: 12/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 523
Name: Chic's Grill Interior No.2
Type: Post Card
Date: 1920s
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Ebay/Deitz
Source Call Number: 091222-23/chicsgrillinteriorno2

Comment: Another interior view.

Date Entry Modified: 12/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 524
Name: Emil's Tavern 1920s
Type: Post Card
Date: 1920s
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Ebay/Deitz
Source Call Number: 091222-23/emil'stavern

Comment: Emil's Tavern, probably slightly later than Chic's based on the size of the tree to the left in front of the building. Note also that Montauk Highway is now paved.

Date Entry Modified: 12/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 525
Name: Emil's Tavern Interior 1920s
Type: Post Card
Date: 1920s
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Ebay/Deitz
Source Call Number: 091222-23/emilstaverninterior1920s

Comment: Interior of Emil's Tavern.

Date Entry Modified: 12/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 139
Name: Hof Brau Inn
Type: Post Card
Date: Probably abt. 1937.
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1

Comment: This restaurant/bar has gone through many evolutions since this picture. If the enclosed porch is removed, the suggestion of a 2-story residence remains

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Photo ID: 311
Name: Hof Brau Inn
Type: Post Card
Date: Abt 1937
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: JD personal collection

Comment: This post card from my personal collection at first appears identical to the one above, but there are subtle differences. How many can you find? Both post cards are hand colored, and the colorists have added their own interpretations. I think I would too. It no doubt got a bit boring adding color to perhaps hundreds of cards, in most cases not even being familiar with the actual site.

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Photo ID: 516
Name: Latin Casino
Type: Historic
Date: About 1946
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Willis Morgan
Source Call Number: MorganWillis/LatinCasino02

Comment: In 1946, the Morgan family purchased the Hof Brau Inn and operated a club and restaurant known as the Latin Casino.

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 517
Name: Latin Casino, Bar area
Type: Historic
Date: About 1946
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Willis Morgan
Source Call Number: MorganWillis/LatinCasino04

Comment: The bar area of the Latin Casino. In the middle is Mr. Morgan.

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 518
Name: Advertisement - Latin Casino
Type: Historic
Date: August 1946
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Morgan Willis
Source Call Number: MorganWillis/LatinCasino01b

Comment: Advertisement for the Latin Casino

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 519
Name: Advertisement - Latin Casino
Type: Historic
Date: About 1946
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Willis Morgan
Source Call Number: MorganWillis/LatinCasino03b

Comment: Advertisement for the Latin Casino

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Photo ID: 536
Name: Mastic Hour Restaurant Advertisement
Type: Historic
Date: 1955
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Bellport HS Yearbook 1955/Ron Kinsella
Source Call Number: BellportHighSchool/BellportHSYearbooks/mastichouradvertisement1955

Comment: The Mastic Hour Restaurant had a long tenancy in the building, from the 1950s through the early 1970s. It was well known as a place for Italian style food and pizza. This is a copy of their advertisement from the 1955 Bellport High School Yearbook.

Date Entry Modified: 1/25/2010 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 528
Name: Ground Round Bar and Grill
Type: Modern
Date: 4 Jan 2020
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.2-S
Inventory Name: Cedar Inn (and sucessors)
Address: 2647 Montauk Highway
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 100104/100105 019

Comment: Latest tenant of the old Cedar Inn

Date Entry Modified: 1/5/2010 12:00:00 AM