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Historic photos of the Moriches area

Looking west on Main Street in Center Moriches

Looking west on Main Street in Center Moriches in the late 1800s. Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

Take a look through historic photos of the Moriches area circa the 1800s.

A home on Union Avenue in Center Moriches
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

A home on Union Avenue in Center Moriches in the 1800s.

Townsend Valentine Ketcham, proprietor of the Ketcham Inn,
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

Townsend Valentine Ketcham, proprietor of the Ketcham Inn, in 1903.

Ketcham's Hotel, later referred to as The Ketcham
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

Ketcham's Hotel, later referred to as The Ketcham Inn, circa 1900.

The schoolhouse, located on Railroad Avenue, was used
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The schoolhouse, located on Railroad Avenue, was used from 1870 to 1896 and later became the Episcopal Church.

The
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The "Senekes," a flat-bottom paddleboat, at the head of Senix Creek in 1890.

The
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The "Senekes," a flat-bottom paddleboat, at the head of Senix Creek in 1890.

People stand outside the Long Island Hotel on
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

People stand outside the Long Island Hotel on Main Street in Center Moriches in the 1890s.

Looking west on Main Street in Center Moriches
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

Looking west on Main Street in Center Moriches in the late 1800s.

The Center Moriches Methodist Church in 1909, after
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The Center Moriches Methodist Church in 1909, after an addition had been made to the structure, which was built in the 1880s.

The
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The "Senekes," a flat-bottom paddleboat, transported beachgoers from the shores of Center Moriches to Fire Island in the 1890s.

Ocean House, a boarding house from the mid-1800s,
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

Ocean House, a boarding house from the mid-1800s, sits along Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches.

Center Moriches Beach in the late 1800s.
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

Center Moriches Beach in the late 1800s.

Great South Beach on Fire Island, across the
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

Great South Beach on Fire Island, across the Great South Bay from Center Moriches, in the late 1800s.

South Country Road at Kaler's Pond looking east.
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

South Country Road at Kaler's Pond looking east.

The Havens House, home to one of the
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The Havens House, home to one of the first families in the Moriches area, was originally on a more than 200-acre piece of land located south of Montauk Highway before it was moved in 1972, north of Montauk Highway.

The Center Moriches Railroad station was built in
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The Center Moriches Railroad station was built in 1881. The station still stands but no longer operates.

The Center Moriches Railroad station was built in
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The Center Moriches Railroad station was built in 1881. The station still stands but no longer operates.

A man paddles in the pond at the
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

A man paddles in the pond at the head of Terrell's River in Center Moriches circa 1793.

The Grist Mill at Kaler's Pond in Center
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The Grist Mill at Kaler's Pond in Center Moriches is one of a series of mills built in the Moriches area in the early to mid-1700s.

The William Floyd Estate is a 613-acre property
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The William Floyd Estate is a 613-acre property located in Mastic Beach that was once a colonial plantation. William Floyd, who signed the Declaration of Independence, once lived there.

The Ketcham's Inn, in Center Moriches, circa 1879.
Photo Credit: The Ketcham Inn Foundation

The Ketcham's Inn, in Center Moriches, circa 1879. Part of the original building still stands, and has been added to and renovated throughout the years.

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