Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association
2015 Annual General Meeting
On June 6th, the GCHA had its annual meeting and installation of its new officers and trustees. The following were elected for the 2015/2016 year.
President : Jean Morris
1st Vice President : Frank Knoll
2nd Vice President : Nick Zummo
Treasurer : Tony Guarnaschelli
Recording Secretary : Judith Hamilton
Financial Secretary : Dennis Freres
Corresponding Secretary : Nancy Gallo
Rick Seibert, Laura Perks, Cathy Ward, John Jermusyk, Robert Rockelein, Pete Sobel, and Pete Thun
The area, originally known as Oldfields, was settled in the early 1800’s by farmers. The extension of the Long Island Railroad through the farmlands in 1867-1868, provided the impetus for the development of a profitable pickle and cabbage industry, as well as the growth of the community and many new year-round residents. The little community that grew around the depot developed its own identity and changed its name to Greenlawn. Today, houses cover the old farmlands and yet Greenlawn, with one main street of small shops, a railroad crossing that halts traffic throughout the day and many historical buildings, still retains its small-town charm.
(Adapted from Greenlawn: A Long Island Hamlet, Dougher, Louise and Carol Bloomgarden. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2000)