Patchogue - Business & Industrial History

Business & Industrial History (Patchogue, NY)

                See also   General histories of Patchogue, NY
                See also  "L.I. -- Parchogue -- Business..."  vertical files               
                See also  Maritime History of Patchogue, NY  web page

--  Business Improvement District (BID)

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-- Clothiers

---  Blum's (founded 1927)

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  • "Blum's Now Feature the Gossard Line of Beauty Creations of Miss Simplicity, Graduate Corsetier in Attendance, Blum's, 23 South Ocean Ave. Patchogue" [advertisement].  Patchogue Advance, February 16, 1934:  p. 8.
  • "Blum's of Patchogue, Headquarters for Ship 'N Shore Blouses, Cuff Link Shirt, in Bur-Mil's Finest Multi-Filament...." [advertisement].  Suffolk County News, September 16, 1949:  p. 8.
  • "In Business Here 26 Years:  Blum's in Trade Magazine."  Patchogue Advance, January 7, 1954:  Section 2, p. 2.
  • "Washington's Birthday Sale at Blum's of Patchogue...." [advertisement].  Suffolk County News, February 21, 1957:  p. 7. -- ads for carry-all bags, strapless bras, and finest wool skirts
  • Cozine, Nancy.  "Blum's -- A Successful Family-Run Business" (In the Marketplace).  Long island Advance, May 5, 1988:  p. 30. 
  • [Coat Advertisement.] Suffolk County News, November 21, 1996:  p. 18.
  • Leuzzi, Linda.  "A Niche Store with Memories and Grateful Customers:  Blum's Celebrates 85 Years with Paddleboards, Margaritas and Panache."  Long Island Advance, May 3, 2012:  p. 3.

--  Department Stores (Historic)

---  Swezey's Department Store  (formerly Swezey & Newins, Inc.) 

--  Hotels, Taverns, Restaurants, & General Stores

---  General

---  Bartlett House

  • "Gilded Palace of the Past:  Oldsters Recall Bartlett House (As told to Dwight Schoeffler by Joseph T. Lossee and Jerome W. Ackerly)."  Patchogue Advance, January 13, 1944:  [n.p.]  

---  Bay Avenue Cottages

  • "Bay Avenue Cottages:  Charmingly Cool and Pleasant and are Near the Great South Bay."  In Picturesque Patchogue (Argus, July 1898):  [n.p.]

---  Bay View Boarding House

  •  "Down Memory Lane" [captioned photo].  Main Street Press, May 24, 1974:  [n.p.].

---  Brickhouse Brewery  [formerly Shands, earlier John S. Havens' general store]

---  Central Hotel

  • Armbruster, Eugene.  "Central Hotel, Patchogue."  In   Long Island:  Its Early Days and Development.  Brooklyn, NY:  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1914:  p. 72.
  • "Another Central Hotel Fire Causes Excitement Uptown:  Firemen Douse Under-cover Blaze Creeping Upward Between Partitions; Structure Not Much Damaged but Stock of Brill Store Comes in for Heavy Loss from Water Soaking -- Serious Night Fire Started in Store Last April -- This One Blamed on Overhead Furnace."  Patchogue Advance, January 4, 1929:  p. 1.

---  Chicken Place Restaurant  (formerly Gallo Tropical 

---  Cliffton Hotel

  • "Tidal Wave of Ice."  Patchogue Advance, February 18, 1883:  [n.p.].
  • "William Jenkins, proprietor of the Cliffton Hotel, on Bay Avenue, is having an extension 33 by 60 feet, and four stories high put to this hotel."  Suffolk County News, March 5, 1892:  p. 2.
  • "The Cliffton House:  Bordering on the Great South Bay is Swept by the Ocean Breezes."  In  Picturesque Patchogue  (Argus, 1898:  [n.p.].
  • "Hotel 'Guests' Songs Angered Proprietor:  Night Serenades by the Young Folks Cause Exodus from the Cliffton at Patchogue.  Set Police on Them:  Then They Talked in Whispers and Walked on Their Toes -- Go to Rival Hostelry."  New York Times, August 26, 1908:  p. 1.
  • "Hotel Manager Missing.  Patchogue Fears Brooklyn Man has Met with Foul Play."  New York Times, July 30, 1921:  p. 4.
  • "Youth Missing at Resort:  Coast Guard at Patchogue Joins the Search --Empty Canoe Found."  New York Times, July 22, 1926:  p. 19.
  • "L.I.-Florida Society Dinner in Patchogue."  Port Jefferson Echo, July 26, 1928:  p. 2.
  • "Hotel Clerk Missing:  Guest's Automobile and $227 Disappear at Same Time from the Cliffton."  Suffolk County News, July 11, 1930:  p. 1.

---  Hart's Tavern

  • April, 1790.  (U.S.  Library of Congress.  American Memory.  The Diaries of George Washington, v. 6, Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds.  - See entry of April 22nd; a Patchogue lunch stop by the new U.S. President, on his whirlwind tour of Long Island; a brief escape from the pressure and awareness of constantly setting precedents at the new national capital at New York)
  • Hart's Tavern Mystery  (Long Island Stories

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---  Hotel Gerard

  • [Captioned photo of Hotel Gerard] (From the 1921 Files of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, February 21, 1991:  [n.p.].  

---  Lake View Hotel

  • "Serious Fire at Lakeview:  Firemen Fight Flames from 2:30 Monday Morning Until Dawn -- Damage About $5,000."  Patchogue Advance, August 15, 1913:  [n.p.].
  • "Lakeview Fight:  Proprietor and Drunken Guest Mix It Up.:  Disgraceful Row Last Friday Night in This Resort -- Black Jack Figures in Melee -- Man Tried to Clean Out the Place."  Patchogue Advance, August 22, 1913:  p. 1. 

---  Laurel House (later Raulah House)

  • "Bought a Hotel."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 28, 1889:  p. 9.
  • "Boarders and Creditors Fooled:  Manager McCutcheon, of the Raulah House, Patchogue, and His Wife Suddenly Disappear."  New York Times, August 28, 1895:  p. 1.
  • "Latest Long Island News, Wallace McCutcheon Flies from His Patchogue Creditors.  His Raulah House Looted.  The Butcher, the Baker and the Basket Maker Strip the Place to Satisfy Their Claims -- Not Even the Servants Got Their Wages, though Up to Date Collections were Made from the Boarders."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 28, 1895:  p. 7.
  • "Mr. Riley Will Take Charge."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 1, 1895:  p. 10.

---  Lawan

---  Leo's Inn   (later Continental Inn)

  • "Eight Men are Injured as Fire Razes Continental Inn -- Loss About $40,000:  Former Leo's Inn Total Loss in Blaze Early Tuesday Evening; All Efforts to Check Fast-Spreading Flames are Futile -- Cause Still Unkown."  Patchogue Advance, May 23, 1941:  pp. 1-2.

---  Lincoln Hotel

  • "Big House Burns:  Sunday Morning Blaze Destroys the Lincoln Hotel; A Total Loss -- Firemen have Long Run and Save Adjoining Houses -- Burning Shingles Fly Over Village."  Patchogue Advance, June 20, 1913:  p. 1.

---  Mascot Hotel I and II

  • The Mascot House [I] & Dock, R.A. Budd, Prop. [captioned photo].
  • "Night Fire Ruins the Mascot [II], Old Resort on Shore of Bay:  Nobody There at Time But Neighbor Hurts Self Trying to Arouse Occupants; Flames Fanned by Lively Breeze Well Advanced whe Firemen Arrive -- Lost All Personal Investment, Proprietor John Kachitis Says, Includeing New Furnishings, But Building Itself was Insured."  Patchogue Advance, July 21, 1933:  p. 1.

---  Nichols Hotel

  • "Patchogue's Nichols Hotel has New Owner."  Newsday, October 15, 1947:  p. 78.  -- discusses the history of ownership of the hotel going back 80 years to Mrs. Ellen Bates Nichols, originally of Nottingham, who arrived in 1890 to work as an instructor of lace-mending at Patchogue's lace mill.

---  Ocean Avenue Hotel

  • "To Live Apart:  Sanford Weeks, of Patchogue, and His Wealthy Wife.  A Long Island Beniface's Family Divided.  The Adopted Daughters Stay with Him -- Unhappy End of a Queer Romance."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 15, 1890:  p. 6.
  • "Ocean Avenue Hotel:  Wherfe the Cool Breezes Blow Continually from Old Ocean."  In Picturesque Patchogue  (Argus, 1898):  [n.p.].  
  • "'Spite Fence' at Patchogue."  New York Times, July 16, 1899:  p. 3.  -- Ruth Newey Smith (one of the "Four Sisters") puts up a "billboard" to block the view of the bay from the veranda of the Ocean Ave. Hotel to the Bay
  • "Reception at Patchogue:  It Occurred at the Ocean Avenue Hotel Last Evening -- was a Brilliant Affiair."  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 4, 1902:  p. 9.  -- 3rd annual gala, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Weeks for their friends.
  • Sagtikos Manor Historical Society's  George Weeks Account Book Collection, 1866-1929 --includes the account books of the Ocean Avenue Hotel, 1916-29.  [Note:  These are the property of the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society, and copies are not available at the Patchogue-Medofrd Library] 

---  Old Olive Tree

  • About Us  (The Old Olive Tree Restaurant)

---  Roe's Hotel

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  • "Patchogue Notes."  Brooklyn Eagle, January 27, 1895:  p. 8.  -- Union Hook & Ladder Co. entertains Bellport hook & ladder co. at Roe's Hotel
  • "Alimni Gathering at Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 30, 1895:  p. 8. -- Patchogue High School Alumni Association
  • "For the Cycle Path Fund."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 11, 1896:  p. 3.  -- Fundraising "hop" at Roe's Hotel, to help create a local bicycle path
  • "Patchogue's First Hop."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 19, 1896:  p. 3. 
  • "Wheelmen at Patchogue:  Hempstead and Mount Vernon Boys Still Celebrating Their Fourth of July Triumphs -- Road Record Broken."  Brooklyn Eagle, July 13, 1896:  p. 4.  -- Roe's Hotel was the meeting place
  • "Orient Wheelmen."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 4, 1896:  p. 3.  -- Orient to Patchogue run, destination, Roe's Hotel.
  • "An Old Island Hostelry:  Roe's Hotel, the Half Way House in Stage Coach Days."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 14, 1896:  p. 4.
  • "Racing Men Dined."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 4, 1896:  p. 10.  -- Patchogue Wheelmen's banquet
  • "Fire in Roe's Hotel."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 8, 1897:  p. 4.
  • "Long Island Chautauqua.  Annual Meeting at Patchogue of This and Other Kindred Associations."  Brooklyn Eagle, January 14, 1897:  p. 5. -- Held at Roe's Hotel
  • "Visitors from the Hub:  Boston Aldermen Inspect the Boynton Bicycle Railroad at East Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 11, 1897:  p. 4.  -- Following dinner at Roe's Hotel
  • "Long Island Chautauqua."  Brooklyn Eagle, January 14, 1898:  p. 4.
  • "Suffolk County Editors Dine at Patchogue and Organize an Association.  Reception by the Citizens.  Merchants' and Manufacturers' Association Helps the Editors to Boom the South Shore Village -- Guests Welcomed by Judge Wilmot M. Smith -- A Look at Patchogue's Industries -- The Toasts and Who Responded."  Brooklyn Eagle, January 23, 1898:  p. 8.  -- Suffolk County Editorial Association formed at Roe's Hotel
  • "State Council at Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 4, 1898:  p. 13.  -- State Council, Junior Order of the United American Mechanics (JOUAM)
  • "Editors to Meet."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 14, 1899:  p. 6.  -- Suffolk County Editorial Association
  • "Island's Knights Templar.  First Commandery Outside of Brooklyn Instituted at Patchogue Last Night.  An Impressive Ceremony.  The Largest Number Ever Knighted at Once in This State -- Clinton Confers the Uniformed Degree."  Brooklyn Eagle, March 16, 1900:  p. 7.  -- Patchogue Commandery, U.D., Knights Templar
  • "Porpoises in South Bay."  Brooklyn Eagle, July 3, 1900:  p. 5.
  • "Firemen's Committees."  Brooklyn Eagle, January 30, 1901:  p. 7.
  • "Tournament Changes:  Some Contests to Be Abolished -- One Machine to Be Used for Hook and Ladder Contest No. 1."  Brooklyn Eagle, February 6, 1901:  p. 8. -- Per Suffolk County Volunteer Firemen's Association meeting, held at Roe's Hotel
  • "Autos at Patchogue."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 4, 1901:  p. 10.  -- Actually 2 motorcycles
  • "Freemasons Fraternize."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 12, 1901:  p. 10. -- Then dine, at Roe's.
  • "Two Democrats at Odds."  Brooklyn Eagle, April 25, 1901:  p. 8.
  • "Patchogue Alumni Dinner."  Brooklyn Eagle, May 17, 1901:  p. 8. -- High school alumni association
  • "Island's Social Circles.  Informal Dance at Roe's Hotel, Patchogue -- Euchre ar Rockaway."  Brooklyn Eagle, August 26, 1901:  p. 8.
  • "Townsend Scudder Honored by Life Savers, Who Present Him with a Gold Watch."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 25, 1902:  p. 8. -- U.S. Life Saving Service members from L.I.
  • "Knights of Columbus:  A New Council to Be Instituted at Patchogue on Sunday."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 29, 1902:  p. 9.

---  Reeses 1900

--  Insurance Agencies

---  Long Island Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Patchogue

  • "Were Affidavits False:  Equitable Mutual Fire Insurance Corporations Tangled Affairs.  Officers May Be Prosecuted.  State Insurance Superintendent Pierce Says Its Organizers Practiced Deceit -- Startling Disclosures."  New York Times, March 29, 1895:  p. 3.  -- L.I. Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Patchogue was entangled with them, and also under State investigation
  • "Against Insurance Company."  New York Times, October 17, 1895:  p. 8.

--  Mills and Factories   
             
[Note:  one of Patchogue's 19th several century nicknames (in addition to "Queen City of the South Shore") was
              "Milltown".  The village's 3 streams:  Tuthill Creek, Patchogue River, East Creek (or Swan River), dammed in
              the mid- to late-18th century, provided power sources for mills, well into the 20th century, in addition to creating lakes
              behind them, and in the case of Patchogue River, also Canaan Lake, further upstream]

---  General

  • Early Mills in Patchogue, Sept 7, 1950, by Thomas R. Bayles  (Longwood's Journey)
  • Mills & Factories  (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room.  Patchogue-Medford Area Historic Images @ Flickr.com) - migration of images placed on this site is being investigated. 

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  • Gordon, Wellington E.  [Mills.]  In History of Patchogue. Patchogue, NY:  The Author, ca. 1924-1925:  pp. 21-30.

---  Clare Rose, Inc.

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---  Daniel Haff Woolen Mill

  • "Beginning of the Mills."  Patchogue Advance, [n.d.]:  [n.p.] -- "Danielf Haff owned a two-sotry woolen mill in 1822.  It stood on the site occupied by the old electric light plant at the Patchogue Lake dam, adjacent to the present lace mill, and it and the woolen mill in Yaphank were the only two in this part of Brookhaven, where farmers with sheep could bring their wool to be carded, spun and woven into cloth

---  Edwin Bailey & Sons  (Lumber Industry)

---  Granjeau & Ketcham's Cotton Batting Factory

  • "Great Fire at Patchogue:  Granjeau & Ketcham's Cotton Batting Factory Destroyed -- Three Hundred Hands Thrown Out of Employment:  Loss $20,000."  Brooklyn Eagle, February 28, 1871:  p. 8.

---  Justus Roe & Sons

         Justus Roe invented the measuring tape, in Patchogue, and marketed it to the world.  It replaced chains as the standard tool of measurement for surveyors, and its popularity eventually made a simplified version a household item.  The firest factory was started on the 2nd floor of Justus Roe's Main Street, Patchogue house, in 1876.   The remains of a larger factory today are paved over, under the West side of the Terry Street parking lot. South of Roe Court, near the Patchogue-Medford Library.  His sons became partners and eventually took over the business.  Justus Roe & Sons also invented a popular retractable mechanical awning, that was also widely distributed.

  • Roe's Steel Measuring Tapes [1897 brochure] (Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room.)

---  Lace Mill  
                 [Built on the site of earlier wrapping paper, twine, and cotton mills; initially Patchogue Manufacturing Co., merged
                 later to form Patchogue-Plymouth Lace Mill, later changing ownership and its name more than once]

                 See also  Patchogue Electric Light Company  [below, esp. per lawsuit over water rights]

  • "Justice Carman Collapses:  Talking to Strikers, He Worked Off a Political Speech."  New York Times, June 9, 1893:  p. 2.
  • "Three Hundred Lace Workers Strike."  New York Times, June 20, 1893:  p. 9.
  • "Patchogue Lace Mill Strike Ended." New York Times, July 9, 1893:  p. 5. 
  • "American Lace Mills Shut Down." New York Times, October 21, 1893:  p. 3.
  • "Patchogue's Lace Mills to Start Work."  New York Times, December 4, 1893:  p. 9.
  • Charles E. Merrill (Wikipedia) -- article mentions that the co-founder of Merrill Lynch (in 1915), had earlier worked in the Patchogue-Plymouth Mills, 1907-1909
  • Patchogue Lace and Carpet Mills, ca. 1909   (Steve Lynch, ex-Patchogue resident, Trains are Fun.com)
  • "Girl Accuses Evangelist.  Mill Employee Says Prominent Long Islander is Her Child's Father."  New York Times, August 3, 1913:  p. 2.
  • "Haff Case Settled:  Arrangement to Care for Child Abruptly Halts Proceedings."  Nerw York Times, August 8, 1913:  p. 14.
  • "Big Plants in Merger:  Capitalize Patchogue-Plymouth Mills Company at $1,500,000."  New York Times, September 9, 1919:  p. 30. -- Patchogue Manufacturing Co. (Patchogue, NY) and Plymouth Mills (Plymouth, MA) consolidated, under the new name
  • "Rob 2 Messengers of $8,000; Shoot One:  Four Men Get Payrool of Patchogue Sales Concern -- Make Change of Autos in Escape; Some Think It Movie Act, But Policemen and Motorcyclist Give Chase After Seeing Shooting -- Head This Way."  New York Times, November 19, 1920:  p. 19.
  • "Wins Patchogue Election:  Frank Goodrich Renamed President of Education Board."  New York Times,  August 9, 1923:  p. 30.  -- Goodrich was general manager, Patchogue Manufacturing Co.
  • "Patchogue Lace Mill is Closed by Strike:  Directors to Proposed Liquidation to the Stockholders."  New York Times, June 28, 1941:  p. 8.
  • "Patchogue Strike Settled."  New York Times, October 8, 1941:  p. 25.
  • "Lace Mill Running Again."  New York Times, October 28, 1941:  p. 13.
  • "Frank Guttridge:  Ex-Head of Patchogue Board of Education, Leader in Masons" [obit].  New York Times, July 21, 1945:  p. 11.  -- Born in Nottingham, Eng., was superintendent, Patchogue-Plymouth lace mill since its founding; d. at home, 245 North Ocean Avenue 
  • "Patchogue Mill to Quit:  Lace Concern to Close Before Jan. 1, as Sales Drop."  New York Times, October 14, 1954:  p. 17.
  • "Patchogue:  Old and New" (Shop Talk).  New York Times, February 13, 1972:  p. A6.
  • Fabricant, Florence.  "A Sweet Smell of Success."  New York Times, June 27, 1976:  pp. 293-294.
  • Fabricant, Florence.  "They Cook Up Flavors:  In an Old Lace Mill."  New York Times, September 5, 1976:  p. 246.
  • Fletcher, Carol.  "Patchogue Debates the Fate of a 19th-Century Lace Mill:  Developer Would Like to Build a Shopping Center.  Fate of Old Lace Mill Debated."  New York Times, July 23, 1989:  p. LI 1.
  • Rather, John.  "Pressure Builds to Use Ex-Industrial Sites."  New York Times, February 13, 1994:  LI 4.
  • Tagliaferro, Linda.  "Fate of a Patchogue Mill May Be Decided Soon."  New York Times, January 28, 1996:  p. LI 4.
  • "Fate of a Derelict Mill Clouds Patchogue's Future" (Real Estate). New York Times, September 15, 1996
  • Propex Fabrics, Weaving a Winner, by Gary Toushek  (themanufacturer.com US) - had its origin in Patchogue's mills

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--- B. Woodhull Cotton Mill

  • "Long Island."  New York Daily Times, January 5, 1857:  p. 6.  -- "One of the cotton factories at Patchogue, owned by Mr. B. Woodhull, was burned to the ground on Friday morning.  It is charged to an incendiary.  Insured."

---  Swan [i.e., East] Lake Grist Mill

--  New Village @ Patchogue (Tritech, Inc.)

           See also  Department Stores -- Swezey & Newins (above)

--  Newspapers

             See also  Literary History of Patchogue, NY  web page

---  General   

---  Argus 

  • About This Newspaper:  The Argus  (U,S.  Library of Congress.  Chronicling America:  Historic American Newspapers and the National Endowment for the Humanities)

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---  Long Island Advance   [formerly the Advance and Patchogue Advance]

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---  Long Island News

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  • Long Island News.  Patchogue, NY:  John Tuthill, III, April 1, 1982-December 26, 1985. 

---  Main Street Press

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---  Patchogue Patch

---  Patchogue-Medford News

--  Patchogue Chamber of Commerce

--  Patchogue Electric Lighting Company (PELCO)

           See also   Mills and Factories -- Lace Mill  [above]

                           Trolley Line (Suffolk Traction Company)  [below]

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  • Patchogue, comp. by Fred B., Jones.  [Patchogue, NY:  The Compiler,] 2007:  pp. 183-185.
  • "One Man Lit the Way for PELCO in 1886."  Long Island Advance, 100th Anniversary edition:  p. 23.
  • "Lynching Mob Threatened Electrical Pioneer Here." Patchogue Advance, n.d.:  n.p.; Argus, 1889: n.p.
  • "Electric Light Plant Sold:  Bought by Trolley Promoters for $50,000. -- Also Negotiate for the Great South Bay Water Co. Plants; Consents Being Freely Given for Trolley on Min Stree.  Work to Begin on Cross-Island Grading within Three Weeks.  -- An Important New Idea for the Ocean Avenue Service."  Patchogue Advance, May 30, 1902:  p. 1.
  • "A Water Case Adjourned."  Brooklyn Eagle, May 15, 1897:  p. 3.
  • "Experts in a Water Suit."  Brooklyn Eagle, July 22, 1897:  p. 8.
  • "Water Supply Controversy:  Two Patchogue Corporations at Loggerheads and One Threatens to Move to Connecticut."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 26, 1897:  p. 10.  -- The lace mill was the corp. threatening the move
  • "Hearing Postponed."  Brooklyn Eagle, January 22, 1898:  p. 2.
  • "New Electric Plant." Brooklyn Eagle, February 25, 1898:  p. 5.
  • "To Extend Lines."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 23, 1898:  p. 12. -- through Blue Point, Bayport, and Sayville
  • "Latest Long Island News:  Progressive Patchogue Feels the Impetus of the Building Boom; Next Enterprise a Laundry:  To Be Run by Electricity -- Electric Light Company's Acquisition -- Activity Noticed Elsewhere."  Brooklyn Eagle, March 21, 1899:  p. 7.
  • "Patchogue Light Company." Brooklyn Eagle, May 29, 1900:  p. 7.
  • "Cross Island Trolley."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 1, 1901:  p. 21.
  • "Light Plant May Build Cross Island Trolley."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 11, 1901:  p. 7.
  • "Pays Six Per Cent Dividends:  Director Carman is a Doubting Thomas and Thinks He Sees the Pennsylvania Road in the Deal."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 12, 1901:  p. 7.
  • "Light for Blue Point."  Brooklyn Eagle, Febraury 6, 1902:  p. 8.
  • "Offer for Light Plant:  Island Trolley Company Bids $50,000 for It if Accepted Tomorrow."  Brooklyn Eagle, May 26, 1902:  p. 8.
  • "Another Extension."  Brooklyn Eagle, July 1, 1902:  p. 9.
  • "The Deal is Off:  The Trolley People's Option on Patchogue's Light Plant has Expired."  Brooklyn Eagle, July 16, 1902:  p. 7.
  • "No Darkness in Patchogue:  Franchises Granted to Rival Gas Companies -- Contract with Local Electric Light Company Yet Operative."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 14, 1902:  p. 22.
  • "More Trolley Talk Heard in Patchogue:  Will a Cross Island Line and One Connecting Freeport and Moriches be Built?; Baltimore Capital Secured.  A $500 Forfeit for the Purchase of the Patchogue Electric Light Plant."  Brooklyn Eagle, December 24, 1902:  p. 9.
  • "100 Years Ago" (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, July 31, 2006:  p. 22.
  • Patchogue Electric Light Company.  Public Service Reports, 1911-1921 [miscellaneous pages].  [Patchogue, NY:  PELCO, 1911-1921].
  • "Giver of Light and Power for Community" [captioned photo of plant].  Patchogue Advance, October 16, 1936:  n.p.
  • "Patchogue Electric Light Co. Keeps Pace with Area's Growth."  Patchogue Advance, August 1, 1946:  n.p.
  • "...Pelco Float in the 1948 Fourth of July Parade Won First Place..." [captioned photo] (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, August 28, 2008:  p. 22. 
  • "Electric Light Co. Serves 11,000 Customers Over an Area of 175 Square Miles:  Faith of Small Group 58 Years Ago Justified:  First Electric Light Plant Erected by E.H. Terry at Grist Mill on Patchogue Lk."  [Patchogue Advance?,] December 5, 1946, Section 1:  p. 3
  • "Cornerstone Laid for Pelco's New Building on Conklin Ave."  Patchogue Advance, January 12`, 1951:  pp. 6.
  • "The Patchogue Electric Light Company built New Offices in 1951...." [caprioned photo] (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, September 13, 2007:  p. 22. 
  • "Mobile Sub-Station in Service:  Power Plant Being Revamped."  Patchogue Advance, June 5, 1951:  n.p.
  • "One Cent Sale!:  A Luxurious Electrically Heated Shower Bath" [PELCO advertisement].  Patchogue Advance, September 6, 1951:  n.p. 
  • "Originally Constructed in 1899...Patchogue Electric Light Co. had to Double the Size of Its Power Plant...Shown Here at Its Final Size in 1962" [captioned photo] (From the Archives of the Long Island Advance).  Long Island Advance, January 17, 2008:  p. 26.
  • "Bring Back PELCO." Long Island Advance, October 31, 1985:  p. 21.

--  Produce Distributors

---  Sam Gordon & Sons

  • [Advertisement for a Variety of Grapes.] Patchogue Advance, September 19, 1930:  p. 11.
  • "Middle Island" [advertisement for several carloads of peaches from N. Carolina received by Sam Gordon of Patchogue].  Patchogue Advance, August 11, 1931:  p. 7.
  • "Produces Produce" (Who's Who in Patchogue).  Patchogue Advance, June 30, 1932:  p. 10.  -- Sam Gordon is profiled, as a self-made man, and his Lake Street business, established 1905, is referred to as "...one of the largest produce markets of its kind anywhere in this locality and it sells wholesale to huindreds of retail markets and grocers throughout the island."
  • "Truck Crashes into Building:  There's Just No Way to Duck Them, It Appears:  Smashes Brick Wall:  Huge Machine First Wrecked [French] Bakery Car, Spreading Bus Around; Then Crashed Through [Tydol] Filling Station, Tearing Down the Entire Wall."  Suffolk County News, August 18, 1933:  p. 1.  -- It was a Mack truck, owned by Sam Gordon.
  • [Advertisement for a Variety of Grapes.]  Patchogue Advance, October 5, 1934:  p. 13.
  • "Many Co-operating to Make Christmas Merry at Sanitorium." Mid-Island Mail, December 23, 1936:  p. 4.  -- including Sam Gordon of Patchogue
  • "Cert. of Partnership." County Review, March 4, 1948:  p. 10.  -- Notice:  Samuel, Benjamin, and Nathan Gordon now d/b/a "Sam Gordon & Sons".
  • "$50 Fine for Patchogue Man."  County Review, March 25, 1948:  p. 17.  -- The driver and passenger of a tractor-trailer, owned by Sam Gordon & Sons, were arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct; in court, the driver having a choice of a $50 fine or 50 days in jail, elected the former; the passenger, also an employee, having used foul language to a police officer, receiving a sentence of 45 days in jail.  The company now had another serious image problem, but what to do for damage control?
  • Hawkins, Richard W., Surrogate, Suffolk County.  "The Importance of Parental Responsibility in a Good Family Life."  Patchogue Advance, May 27, 1948:  p. 23.  --Nathan Gordon, Sam Gordon and Sons is listed as one of the article's many local "civic-minded" sponsors.
  • Hester, Eleanor M., Director Girl Scout Camp Edey.  "Lessons in Cooperative Living."  Patchogue Advance, June 24, 1948:  p. 24. -- Nathan Gordon, Sam Gordon and Sons is listed as one of the article's many local "civic-minded" sponsors.
  • Hudson, Edward, President, The Patchogue Bank.  "Without Thrift Youth Will Drift."  Patchogue Advance, August 5, 1948:  p. 22.  -- Nathan Gordon, Sam Gordon and Sons is listed as one of the article's many local "civic-minded" sponsors.
  • "It's Smart to Be a Safe Driver."  Patchogue Advance, September 30, 1948:  p. 20. -- Nathan Gordon, Sam Gordon and Sons is listed as one of the article's many local "civic-minded" sponsors.  (Talk about irony.)
  • "Sam Gordon Killed at RR Crossing:  Car Hit on River Ave. by Eastbound Train."  Patchogue Advance, March 30, 1950:  p. 1.
  • "Mangled Wreckage" [captioned photo of car in which Sam Gordon was killed].  Patchogue Advance, March 30, 1950:  p. 1.
  • "N.Y. Man Injured Friday as Gordon Truck Overturns:  2 Vehicles Involved in Accident at Hagerman; James Hamilton Taken to Hospital."  Patchogue Advance, April 13, 1950:  p. 1.
  • "Dissolution of Partnerships" (Speaking of Business).  Patchogue Advance, October 9, 1952:  p. 14.  -- "Harriet Gordon and Leon Manning d/b/a Sam Gordon & Co., Patchogue."
  • Vitale, Ben.  "Sam Gordon Wholesale Depot." (Patchogue Patch, May 23, 2012)

--  Trolley Line  (Suffolk Traction Company)