Freeport, Long Island is the scene of today’s circa 1949 images of two municipal parking lots in the Village that appear new enough to be constructed in the postwar years. Freeport is located within the town of Hempstead in Nassau County only 22-miles from the New York City borough of Queens on the South Shore of the Island.
The lead image contains both pre and post-war automobiles that were produced by all of the US automakers that survived through World War II, and Kaiser Motors a post-war start-up. The earliest car in both pictures appears to be a 1935 Ford three-window coupe, and we will leave it to the postwar car sleuths in the audience to tell us what are the newest and most notable automobiles in both views.
The photos are courtesy of the New York Heritage Digital Collections.