Did you grow up in Oakdale?

If you did, would you be willing to share some childhood memories?  Did you play hide and seek in an historic structure?  Did you live in an historic structure?  Did you fish / swim / boat in the canals?  Did you have a favorite business hang out on Montauk Hwy?  Where did you ride your bike to? And, what did you do when you got there?  We would love to hear from you! Remember to be sure to include the year, or general decade (20′s …….. 50′s…….90′s) that your memory took place in.

February 15, 2011 at 5:44 pm 1 comment

Was the College’s Gallery originally a Jewish Temple?

I recently was told that the building that currently houses the Anthony Giordano Gallery was home to B’nai Israel Reform Temple.  I looked at B’nai Israel Reform Temple’s web site and sure enough, it was their home during the 1970′s. I was wondering if anyone reading this had any pictures of that building – interior or exterior -during the 1970′s that they would be willing to share.

October 28, 2009 at 7:46 pm 1 comment

History of Dowling College Available for Sale

Dowling College: A Collection of Personal Remembrances 1955-1989

Originally published in 1990, this fascinating book recounts the early history of Dowling College through personal remembrances. It was compiled by Dr. Bill Thierfelder and the proceeds will benefit the Matthew Shepard-Sakia Gunn Scholarship and the Dowling College Library South Shore History Center.

Do you know a Dowling alum from that time period? This would make a great gift for them at a really reasonable price of $8.00. Purchase a copy online or come in to the library to buy one.

September 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

The Old Student Lounge

Student Lounge

Student Lounge

Not too long ago I posted about the Old Student Lounge in the Mansion for Born in the Sixties (another blog I contribute to) and I thought I would cross post it here. Do you have memories of this room before the 1974 fire? If so, we would love to hear from you!

May 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

The Hunt Room at Idle Hour

Performance in the Hunt Room at Dowling College. From the 1967 student yearbook, page 110.

Performance in the Hunt Room at Dowling College. From the 1967 student yearbook, page 110.

I recently wrote a post about the Hunt Room at Idle Hour for Born in the Sixties (another blog I contribute to) and I thought I would cross post it here.  Do you have memories of this room before the 1974 fire?   If so, we would love to hear from you!

February 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Stirrup Cup Castle

While I was out, one of our readers asked: “My question is in regards to the Stirrup Cup Castle. Some Oakdale websites say its location was between the gas station on the corner of Oakdale-Bohemia Road and the West Sayville Firehouse and some say it’s where the Firehouse is now. Can anyone answer this question exactly?”  So does any one know the answer?

February 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm 3 comments

I’m Back

Sorry, this blog went unattended for some time this fall and winter.  I was ill, but now I am back.  I have decided to update these questions periodically,  not on the weekly basis I attempted earlier.  Please add your comments to any of the old posts, or make suggestions for new questions to be asked.  I look forward to your comments.

February 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

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