Lindenhurst, NY: It's official! On March 24th, 2021, the keys to the World War Veterans Building at 185 North Broadway were handed over to Lindenhurst Knights of Columbus Council #794 - OLPH by Suffolk County Parks Department Director of Historic Services Richard Martin.
After nearly two years of legislative resolutions procured by Legislator McCaffrey, countless meetings, contract negotiations, asbestos removal, and a thorough clean-up, the building is officially under the stewardship of the Knights- who have been active in the Lindenhurst community since 1903.
On March 23rd, members of the Knights of Columbus and representatives of Suffolk County Parks for the final walk through of the building .
The building will have artifacts from the original World War Veterans Club on permanent display for the community to see, as well as play host to small events, and will act as the meeting place for the Knights who have had to rent space after selling off their former home on South Broadway.
Pictured is Director of Suffolk County Parks Historic Services, Richard Martin; Assistant Director Eric Crater, and Contracts Examiner Trish Ladowski. From the Knights, Jim Barthelmes, Bob Salvia, Bill Crosby, John Jordan, Tom Romano, and Alex Keller.
Legislator McCaffrey represents Suffolk County’s 14th Legislative District which encompasses the Village of Lindenhurst, Babylon Village, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon and Babylon’s barrier beach communities.