BBP Heritage Association
~ April 2020 Newsletter ~
Dear friends of BBPHA;
Our April General Membership meeting is cancelled and as this pandemic seems to evolve each day, we will keep you updated about future events.
Updates at Meadow Croft
The Roosevelt Family Walking Trail
Bayport Florist, Bayport NY
The florist industry was always important in the 19th and 20th century history of Bayport and Blue Point. This postcard view of the "Bayport Florist" is postmarked September 12, 1912. The roadway in the picture is Montauk Highway, which wasn't even paved yet. This card shows the home and some of the greenhouses of Julius Chevalley. This place was located on the southeast corner of Montauk Hwy and Gillette Ave in Bayport.
According to the Arcidia Press book, "Bayport Heritage," Mr. Chevalley purchased this property more than 100 years ago, in 1906, and developed his plant business there. Today the house, the water tower and the greenhouses in this picture are all gone. Most of his property is now occupied by the Fairview Properties and the Bayport Professional Center.