Rocky Point Historical Society

Jampol Broadway 1930s from LJP
Les & Family Jampoll
An inquiry was recently received regarding information and photographs of the Jampol family and their grocery store which operated on Broadway in Rocky Point during the late 1920’s and 1930’s. Information and photos may be submitted by E-mail to: nataliast@aol,com

The following is the E-mail and replies from Lynn Jampol Pickus:

Hi Natalie
My father, Lester Jampol, worked for his Uncles, Bill and Jack Jampol during the summer in the 1930's. Many of the Jampol family members stayed at Cedar Lodge in Wading River, owned by Bill Jampol, in the 30's and 40's and enjoyed so many vacations there. Bill developed both sides of the avenue (Broadway in Rocky Point) in the 1920's. On the side of the stores, a sign is visible with Bill and Jack's name. Jack's name is also over the grocery store photo. The photo is dated 1934. My father's Aunt Anna married Eugene Sherk, who was the first president of the NSBPOA (North Shore Beach Property Owners Association) in Rocky Point.

My husband, brother and I stopped to see Cedar Lodge in Wading River a couple of years ago. We also drove into Wading River. For us, it was really stepping way back into our family history. My father told us the FBI situated themselves in a local house to catch Nazi collaborators transmitting information to Nazis situated on boats off the coastline.

This was all brought to mind when I saw that the NSBPOA is celebrating 90 years since it was founded.

We will keep in touch and forward anything of interest to you.

Thank you so much for sending the copy of the ad announcing the liquor license that was issued to my father and Jack. We are very interested in any other information you may find. The Jampols and extended family members spent many very happy years in Rocky Point and Wading River.

By coincidence, my husband was part of the attachment at the Nike Hercules Base in Rocky Point during 1964-70.

I would appreciate any information or photos the Society may have regarding the Jampol family or the house that was used by the FBI during WWII,

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you,
Lynn Jampol Pickus

Dear Lynn,
Thanks so much for contacting me at me at my E-mail address and sharing your Jampol family’s Rocky Point history and the wonderful postcard and photo. We are requesting any information from our readers.

I am attaching copy of an ad announcing the liquor licensing to Jack and Lester Jampol, which appeared in the September 22, 1933 issue of the Patchogue Advance. There was a notice in the 1934 newspaper that “Irving Jampol operated his luncheonette on Broadway”

The Wading River house, which was used by the FBI as a double agent spy station during World War II, is known as the Benson House. Last year it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was shown in the movie: “The House On 92nd Street”. There are many websites detailing its history including Wikipedia. Search: “Benson House Wading River, NY. “ Go to the history section in Wikipeda for further story.

Best regards,
Natalie Aurucci Stiefel

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Edith Mahler, 3rd from the left, conducted the Garden Tour at the Noah Hallock Homestead on Saturday, June 22nd. It was a very successful event with 67 amazed and pleased guests, who left smiling! It was a beautiful day!

The Hallock Homestead is located at 172 Hallock Landing road, just one block before the beach. The Cape Cod historic house was built in 1721 for Noah & Bethia Hallock who were married In October that year. Eight generations of the Hallock family lived there until the Via Cava family purchased it in 1964.Original artifacts and archival photographs are on display in fifteen rooms, depicting Rocky Point’s amazing history from the early 18th century, through involvement in the Revolutionary War, Rocky Point’s participation in the Civil war, farming, dairies, the Cordwood industry through the 20th century with the arrival of RCA Radio Central, the world’s largest and most powerful wireless transmitting station.

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The Rocky Point Historical Society open their Spring guided tours of the Noah Hallock Homestead on Saturday, April 6th from 1-3 PM. Tours will continue on Saturdays thru December.
Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Noah Hallock Homestead, at 172 Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point hosted by trained docents. The house was built in 1721 when Noah Hallock and Bethia Youngs were married in November of that year and made Rocky Point their home. Three of their sons and three of their grandsons served as soldiers and patriots in the Revolutionary War. Noah and Bethia’s descendants lived in the Homestead and worked the farm for eight generations, through the next century and on to a good part of the twentieth century. At one time the Hallock family owned much of the land in Rocky Point.
The house has a gable roof wing on the west and 3 bay and the original wood shingles attest to their care through the centuries. In the mid nineteenth century Greek Revival details were added, such as the entrance containing sidelights, transom and paneled front door. The old metal roof is unique and in excellent condition for its age. The house is a showplace of original furniture, artifacts, farm equipment and archival photographs. It depicts life in Rocky Point from the early 18th century thru the 20th century with the establishment of RCA Radio Central, the world’s largest transmitting station from 1921-1978.

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