This is the second series of then-and-now photos from Islip Hamlet from reference librarian Gregory Klein at the Islip Public Library.
Klein also wrote and researched the blurbs that accompany each photo.
The present-day shots are from greaterbayshore.com editor and publisher Michael White.
Click the 1, 2, etc., boxes below each set to view them all.
Main Street looking east from Union: This picture could be from around the turn of the century/early 1900s, given the dirt roads and horse and buggy transportation.
The building on the right once housed D. F. Newins, heading east there was another shop or home, and then you get to what becomes Allen’s Pharmacy (Lilly Flanagan’s).
East of that was the Orowoc Hotel (Chase Bank).