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Flower Hill

Flower Hill
Beginnings: The village, which now occupies parts of Manhasset, Roslyn and Port Washington, was farms and pastures in the 1600s, thanks to hardy pioneers who cleared away forest and brush. The early settlers - Hewletts, Kissams, Loves and Motts - operated farms so large and productive that the sons of one farm family, the Hewlett brothers, had their own canning factory, the largest in the Town of North Hempstead by the late 1800s. Only three of the early farmhouses remain. One of them, the Sands-Willets House, now the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, was part of the inland farm of the Sands family (who also owned Sands Point). The farms extended to Manhasset Bay on... Show more »
Beginnings: The village, which now occupies parts of Manhasset, Roslyn and Port Washington, was farms and pastures in the 1600s, thanks to hardy pioneers who cleared away forest and brush. The early settlers - Hewletts, Kissams, Loves and Motts - operated farms so large and productive that the sons of one farm family, the Hewlett brothers, had their own canning factory, the largest in the Town of North Hempstead by the late 1800s. Only three of the early farmhouses remain. One of them, the Sands-Willets House, now the headquarters of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, was part of the inland farm of the Sands family (who also owned Sands Point). The farms extended to Manhasset Bay on the west and to Hempstead Harbor on the east.
Photo: St. Francis Hospital (Newsday / Daniel Goodrich)
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