The northwest corner of New York Avenue and (Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The northwest corner of New York Avenue and Main Street in Huntington in the early 1900s.

Huntington historic photos

Huntington nowadays is filled with trendy shops, restaurants and entertainment. But the downtown area of the unincorporated village has also stood the test of time, with many of the same buildings from a century ago still in use and looking much like they did back then. Here is a look back at Huntington in the early 1900s.

Town Hall & Soldiers and Sailors Memorial building

The original Huntington Town Hall and, across the
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The original Huntington Town Hall and, across the way on Main Street, the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, which used to be a library. This photo was taken in 1910.

The Long-Islander office

The Long-Islander office, at the corner of Clinton
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The Long-Islander office, at the corner of Clinton and Main in Huntington. The local paper, founded by West Hills native Walt Whitman, has been covering Huntington since 1838.

Huntington LIRR station

The Huntington Long Island Rail Road station on
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The Huntington Long Island Rail Road station on New York Avenue and Broadway was opened in 1868 and rebuilt in 1910. It's actually south of the Huntington village, in Huntington Station, but worth sharing as an interesting photo from the early-1900s era.

Old First Presbyterian Church

Old First Presbyterian Church at 125 Main St.
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

Old First Presbyterian Church at 125 Main St. in the early 1900s. The church features a five-story bell tower and a gable roof. It was built in 1784 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Main Street

A view of Main Street looking west from
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

A view of Main Street looking west from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial building in Huntington in the early 1900s.

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Masonic Temple

The Masonic Temple, on New York Avenue near
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The Masonic Temple, on New York Avenue near Main Street, was built in 1904. It still stands as a masonic lodge, but has a number of businesses at its lower level.

New York Telephone building

The old New York Telephone building at the
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The old New York Telephone building at the southwest corner of Prospect and Main streets in Huntington, built in 1915, today is the Huntington Public Library. The library was previously located inside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.

David Conklin House

The David Conklin House, at 2 High St.,
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The David Conklin House, at 2 High St., Huntington, in 1890. The house, built around 1750 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was occupied by the Conklin family for more than 130 years. One of the earliest museums on Long Island, it was given to the Huntington Historical Society in 1911.

Southwest corner of New York and Main

The southwest corner of New York Avenue and
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The southwest corner of New York Avenue and Main Street in Huntington in the early 1900s.

Southeast corner of New York and Main

The southeast corner of New York Avenue and
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The southeast corner of New York Avenue and Main Street in Huntington in 1900.

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Northwest corner of New York and Main

The northwest corner of New York Avenue and
(Credit: Huntington Historical Society)

The northwest corner of New York Avenue and Main Street in Huntington in the early 1900s.