This page is devoted to presenting images of maps that depict the Long Island Motor Parkway over the course of the 20th century. On this page you will find maps from the first half of the 1900s that included the Motor Parkway and current maps of the areas in which the Motor Parkway ran through but do not have any markings as to where the Parkway existed. I have indicated to the best of my ability where the Parkway would have been shown. On most maps I've hilighted the Motor Parkway as shown on the map or where I believe it would have run.
All Hagstrom maps are reproduced with the permision of The Hagstrom Map Company who I graciously thank for its assistance. Take a good look at each one and you'll probably notice some interesting historical tidbits about Long Island.
Additions to this page will be done periodically. Maps may also appear on other pages in this site.
1910 - Motor Parkway from Jericho Turnpike to Lake Ronkonkoma
"Reproduced with permission from the Hagstrom Map Company, Inc. - KR11404A".
This set of maps is from a 1935 edition of Hagstrom's Map of Long Island. The Motor Parkway is shown as the solid dotted line going from left to right about mid way up. Look for the toll gates that appear on the Parkway - the first one is right to the left of Creedmoor at Springfield Blvd, followed by Lake Success, Albertson, East Williston, Clinton Ave-Garden City, and near Roosevelt Field, the airstrip, not the Shopping Center. Interestingly, the next set of Hagstrom maps from 1939 do not show the toll gates, as the Parkway had closed a year earlier.
This next section of the 1939 Hagstrom map clearly shows what many people believe was the demise of the Motor Parkway - the Northern State Parkway at the top of the map (single dotted line). The Motor Parkway is at the middle of the map and crosses through what was to become Bethpage State Park into Suffolk County. Again, the toll gates are clearly marked near Plain Edge, Bethpage, Half Hollow Road (Route 110), Deer Park Road, Commack Road, and one all the way on the right.
The next set of maps are of the area from Clinton Ave. in Garden City on the west to Eisenhower Park (Salisbury at the time) and Westbury in the east. This area holds special importance to me as I am within 5 minutes of the park. Maps are a combination of a 1950s map and one just a few years old.
The above map shows the entire area from Clinton Ave. in Garden City (which ran north/south and is on the left in the yellow and over which the Motor Parkway crossed) to the beginning of its route through the East Meadow-Westbury area. Crossing Whaleneck (Merrick Ave.) the Parkway continued east through the Nassau County Park at Salisbury and into Levittown along today's Salisbury Park Drive.