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Heading east brings us into the hood known as St Albans. It is everything that is between Merrick Blvd, Liberty Ave, Farmers Blvd, Hollis Ave, Francis Lewis Blvd, and Springfield Blvd. This hood is mostly residential. It was first settled by the Dutch in 1655 and was made part of New Netherlands by Peter Stuyvesant. In 1664, the English took it over and called the area Jamaica after the Jameco Indians, who lived there before. In the 1800's the area became a farm community especially with a farm owned by the Lewis family, though there has been no claim if Francis Lewis himself lived there, and the area was known as Francis Farm. It wasn't until the 1890's that it started to get developed. In 1899, the area was renamed St Albans after the same community in Hertfordshire, England. In that same year, the LIRR placed a station here to finish where the Souther RR of LI would be able to finish their route to Islip. In 1915, a golf course was created for the rich celebrities that included baseball legend Babe Ruth. However, it closed down durring the Great Depression, and the St Albans Naval Hospital was built on its place. The postwar era didn't bring too much change except for filling in more vacant lots. A number of jazz singers were known to live here in a part known as Addesleigh Pk. Other than that, there isn't too much here to see, though St Albans does have its own distinction that separtes itself from Jamaica. You can get here by taking the Montaulk Branch of the LIRR to the St Albans Station. Here is what you will find in St Albans.




































































































































































 
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