The Oyster Bay hamlet is one of Long Island's most historic towns. It has been home to celebrity residents like Billy Joel and Theodore Roosevelt and features landmarks like Sagamore Hill and the Octagon Hotel.
The First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay is located at 60 East Main St. (March 26, 2012)
A statue of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States and Oyster Bay's most famous resident, is located in a mini-park on Route 106 at the gateway to the hamlet, as seen on March 26, 2012.
The Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Oyster bay is located at 61 East Main St. (March 26, 2012)
The Raynham Hall Museum is located at 20 West Main St. in Oyster Bay. Originally the home of a man named Samuel Townsend, it was purchased by the Town of Oyster Bay in 1947 and restored to its original 1700s style. Today it is a museum focusing on the historical events of the 18th century, according to its website. (March 26, 2012)
Oyster Bay is a hamlet on Long Island's North Shore. It was named for its abundance of shellfish and settled by the Dutch in 1615, according to the Historic Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce website. This photo was taken Monday, March 26, 2012.
Oyster Bay High School is located at 1 McCouns Lane. (March 26, 2012)
The old Oyster Bay Railroad Station is under construction to become the site of the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. (March 26, 2012)
A preview center for the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, which is still under construction, is located at 102 Audrey Ave. (March 26, 2012)
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park Beach and Marina is on West End Avenue in Oyster Bay. The Oyster Bay Town park features a beach, as well as a 96-slip marina, among other outdoor activities. This photo was taken Monday, March 26, 2012.
Oyster Bay Town Hall on March 26, 2012.
Elmwood was commissioned by the Youngs family, believed to be one of the first European families to settle in the Oyster Bay area. Built in 1836, the Greek Revival style mansion serves as a representation of the rural character of 19th and 20th century Oyster Bay. (1972)
Shore Road and Audrey Avenue run through the heart of Oyster Bay's downtown. (Dec. 2, 2010)
Hamlet of Oyster Bay workers decorate a tree for its first annual "Holiday Shopping Stroll." (Dec. 2, 2010)
The Octagon Hotel in Oyster Bay was once the campaign headquarters and then gubernatorial offices for Theodore Roosevelt. It was restored in 2010 and now features six apartments and its main floor is being held as retail space. (Dec. 2, 2010)
Bonanza's stand has been serving the Oyster Bay community hot dogs and ices for more than 100 years. (Dec. 2, 2010)
Oyster Bay is one of Long Island's oldest hamlet's, boasting homes that date back to the 1800s. (Dec. 2, 2010)
For more than 20 years Friends of Bay has made strides to preserve the Oyster Bay. (Dec. 2, 2010)
South street is a pivotal street in Oyster Bay as it is lined with restaurants and is home to renowned businesses like Friends of the Bay and Nobman Hardware (Dec. 2, 2010)
Canterbury's has been a part of the Oyster Bay community for more than 30 years and has officially been named a part of historic Oyster Bay. (Dec. 2, 2010)
Each year Oyster Bay holds the Oyster Festival, which is so popular the hamlet named a road after it. (Dec. 2, 2010)