HISTORY: Shoreham Inn Was Located on Woodville Road, Later Demolished

We asked readers to guess at naming this historical building in Shoreham.

On Monday, we asked readers to take their best guess at the name of the building in this historical photo taken in Shoreham at the turn of the 20th century.

In the comments, Amy got it right.

"This is The Shoreham Inn aka Wardenclyffe Inn," she wrote. "...this is on Woodville Rd in Shoreham. I grew up right around the block from it."

According to a caption provided with the photograph by Port Jefferson Village Historian Ken Brady, The Shoreham Inn was located on the corner of Woodville and Briarcliff roads.

"The Inn closed after the 1929 season and was later demolished," he wrote.

The image is from a postcard with a postmark of July 12, 1909. It was taken by local photographer Arthur S. Greene and is from the Mimi Oberdorf-Joe Falco Collection.

Do you have memories of The Shoreham Inn? Share them in the comments below.

For more historical photos head over to the Port Jefferson Village Center and check out the new exhibit "Mirrors of the Past: Shoreham and Wading River in Historic Photographs."

There will be more than 120 enlarged photos are display and the show is sponsored by the village of Port Jefferson, village of Shoreham, Wading River Historical Society and the Port Jefferson Village Center Conservancy. Show runs through Feb. 28.

Free admission. Call (631) 802-2165 for additional information.


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