Dec 18 2009

16 Photos of Motor Parkway Lodges, Gates, Kiosks and Entrances/Exits

As a follow-up to my 10/10/08 toll lodge post, here are photos of 14 of the 20 toll collection structures and 2 entrances/exits of the Long Island Motor Parkway (Updated: December 21, 2009):

Toll Lodges with living quarters for the toll-takers designed by John Russell Pope (6)


Meadow Brook Lodge (1908-1938) - Toll lodge (Destroyed1950s)


Bethpage Lodge (1908-1938)-Toll lodge (Destroyed 1960s)


Massapequa Lodge (1908-1938)–Toll lodge ( Destroyed 1960s)


Great Neck Lodge (1909-1938)-Toll lodge (Partially extant as the kitchen of a private home)


Roslyn Lodge (1909-1938) - Toll lodge (Extant as a private home)


Garden City Lodge (1911-1938) - Toll lodge (Extant as Garden City Chamber of Commerce Office, restored and moved to 7th Avenue, Garden City)

Toll Lodge/Shanties with living quarters for the toll-takers (4)


Mineola Lodge (1921-1938) - Toll lodge/shanty 100 feet south of Jericho Turnpike Kiosk. (Partially extant as private home)


Ronkonkoma Lodge (1923-1934)- Toll lodge/shanty with gate stationed across Long Island Motor Parkway, same location as last Ronkonkoma Lodge ticket booth (1914) (Extant as private home, moved 100 feet west and north off right-of way)

Huntington Lodge (1924-1938) - Toll lodge/ shanty- same location as Huntington Lodge kiosk (1910-1924) (Destroyed 1960s)


Brentwood Lodge at Commack Road (1923-1928) - Toll lodge/shanty, different location from the Brentwood Lodge (1911-1921) (Destroyed 1920s; only photo of roof exists)

Ticket Kiosks/Gates/Booths/Shanties (8)-Revised 2/7/2009


Jericho Turnpike Lodge (Kiosk) (1910-1921) - Ticket booth kiosk (Destroyed 1922)

Huntington Lodge (Kiosk) (1910-1924)- Ticket booth kiosk (Destroyed 1924)


Brentwood Lodge (1911-1921)- Ticket booth kiosk at Washington Avenue (Destroyed 1921)

Brentwood Lodge at Commack Road (1922-1923)- Ticket booth kiosk (Destroyed 1923)


Great Neck Lodge (1912-1938)- Ticket booth kiosk, south of Great Neck Lodge (Destroyed 1939)

Hillside Avenue Lodge (1921-1928)–Ticket booth (Destroyed 1928)

Ronkonkoma Lodge (1911-1914)- Ticket booth(s)/toll gate with tolls collected east of Brentwood (Destroyed 1914)


Nassau Boulevard Lodge (1928-1938, never manned) - Kiosk with a wood barricade across the Long Island Motor Parkway at the western terminus- No living quarters. Also known as Horace Harding Boulevard Lodge from 1936 to 1938. (Destroyed early 1940s)

Toll Gates (2)


Rocky Hill Road Lodge (1928-1938) Toll gate across the Long Island Motor Parkway- No living quarters but accomodations built near the building. From 1912 to 1921, the Rocky Hill Road entrance was known as the Hillside Avenue Lodge. However, no toll collection structures were built during this period at this location. Same location as Hillside Lodge (1921-1928) (Destoyed early 1940s)

Brentwood Lodge at the Spur Road (1928-1934) - Toll gate near the Spur Road (Harned Road) to Jericho Turnpike- No living quarters. Also known as the Smithtown Lodge or the Smithtown Gate. (Destroyed 1930s)

Entrances/Exits with No Toll Collection Structures (2)


73rd Avenue Entrance/Exit, Fresh Meadows - There was an entrance/exit road to the Motor Parkway at Black Stump Road (73rd Avenue) in Fresh Meadows

December 23, 2009 Update: Al Velocci has confirmed that this "temporary entrance" was built by the Motor Parkway in early 1928 when Nassau Boulevard was being built and paved. The entrance remained open until the Motor Parkway closed in 1938.


Deer Park Avenue Entrance/Exit, Dix Hills - Despite appearing on publicity brochures and maps, the Deer Park Avenue Lodge or Deer Park Gate was an entrance to the parkway with no toll collecting structures at the location.

For More Toll Lodge Information

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