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Location DB > United States > New York > Westbury > Meadowbrook Polo Club
Meadowbrook Polo Club
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created by Radio2600 on 8/13/2012 4:21 PM
last modified by Radio2600 on 8/13/2012 5:48 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
All that remains is a plate girder bridge next to the Meadowbrook Parkway.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Demolished in 2000
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Merrick Ave
Westbury, New York
United States
Owner: New York University (last known owner)
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    This classic, Long Island explore that was explorable through the 1990's. Some people may recognize it, but may be unfamiliar with its history.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1881
    Closed: 1990
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    Originally built as the home of the Meadowbrook Club, it served as the clubhouse for both their golf course and their polo club.

    The golf course was closed in the 1940's when US Army Air Corps sought to lengthen the runways of the nearby, Mitchel Field air base.

    Meadowbrook Club stopped using this facility in 1954 when the remaining grounds were taken for the construction of the Meadowbrook Parkway and moved to a smaller facility in Jericho, then to Old Westbury and still exists today as the oldest, operating, polo club in the United States.

    The facility was donated it to New York University in 1955. NYU used it through the 1980's as the "Antonio Ferri (thermodynamics) Laboratory."

    The only structure that remains of the Meadowbrook Club is a lonely plate girder bridge that at one time, carried the Long Island Railroad over a path on the club grounds.
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     Future Plans
    Except for the bridge, the entire site was demolished in 2000.

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    Satan's Laboratory
    Thu, Oct 10th, 1996
    posted by Anonymous
    12 pictures

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     Web Links
    The Meadowbrook Polo Club website:

    Bing, Bird's Eye of the bridge:

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 8/14/2012 8:21 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 14 12 at 8:21, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:51, Radio2600 made this location available
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:48, Radio2600 changed the following: Notes for Mods, Owner, History, Future Plans, Web Links
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:36, Radio2600 updated gallery picture The Bridge Today
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:35, Radio2600 updated gallery picture The Lab
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:33, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Train Station
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:32, Radio2600 updated gallery picture Historic Map
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:31, Radio2600 updated gallery picture The adjacent train station in 1940.
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:30, Radio2600 updated gallery picture The Bridge in 1955
  • on Aug 13 12 at 17:29, Radio2600 added some pictures to a gallery
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