Historical photos of Rockville Centre

This photo of the Church of the Ascension

This photo of the Church of the Ascension in Rockville Centre was taken in the early 1900s. At that time, there was a carriage entrance in the front, while the parish hall was smaller and not connected. (Credit: A Brief History of Rockville Centre)

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Originally inhabited by the Rockaway Indians, the Village of Rockville Centre was officially incorporated in 1893. It had a population of about 24,000 people in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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