Photo of the Week
FROM THE SCHS LIBRARY ARCHIVES
“How shall we know it is us without our past?”
– John Steinbeck
AUGUST HENRY GALOW, ARCHITECT
by Wendy Polhemus-Annibell, Head Librarian
Huntington High School Baseball Team, 1911. (From the Collection of the Suffolk County Historical Society Library Archive. Image copyright © Suffolk County Historical Society. All rights reserved.)
Team members: Simpson, Latham, Hurd, Sammis, Underhill, Trainer, Shakeshaft, Conklin,
August H. Galow (team captain), Norden, Grumman, Ketcha, and Ott.
This image comes from our August Henry Galow (1892-1934) Collection. Gallow was a Huntington native who attended Huntington HIgh School and was captain of the school’s baseball team. He went on to the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, and then continued his architectural studies at Columbia University, New York University, and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New York City.
August H. Galow
A World War I veteran who served in the
U.S. Navy, Galow (shown here at age 25)
worked with some of the foremost architects in
New York City between 1917
and 1925 while also practicing in
Huntington and establishing
his own firm. Galow’s architectural
achievements on Long Island include the
Suffolk County Historical Society building,
the Huntington Hotel, the Henry Perkins Hotel,
and numerous schools and residences in
Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
The Suffolk County Historical Society Urgently Needs Your Help!
Let’s consider the value of preserving our local history versus the cost of a cup of coffee…. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much of our donation and grant-based funding to a halt, and we desperately need your help to survive these challenging times. For little more than the cost of a cup of coffee you can help support the rich history of Suffolk County.
WE are YOUR history preserved! Founded in 1886, some 134 years ago, and recognized as a National Landmark, the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum & Library Archives serves over 1.5 million county residents and more than 20,000 researchers, members, subscribers, and guests annually. We are Suffolk County’s primary historic research center and museum. Our collections represent the nearly 400-year history of our area and include museum artifacts, genealogies, town records, account books, diaries, photographs, letters, postcards, maps and atlases, deeds, wills, early militia records, civil war records, and so much more!
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