George Washington, like Queen Elizabeth the First, dined and slept all over the place
but GW did dine at Platt's Tavern in Huntington, Long Island on April 23rd 1790. (Corner of Park Avenue and 25A.) And then, as these things do, the site of Platt's Tavern became an Exxon Station.
|painting by Jane Spaholz|
Then the Exxon Station closed, and local mural artists decorated the old building with images of GW.
|sketch byErich Preis|
This is one currently in process.
They also added pictures of local characters including Lenny Tortora who ran the photo developing place when my children were young.
Below is a picture of the lighthouse in Huntington harbor by Lori Gugliemino on the same building.
all rather festive and 4th of July-ish.