75 residents of Seamans Neck Road
Some of the Merrick Road families in 1910 were Verity, Pettit, Updike, Bryant, Mahon, Baldwin, Van Nostrand, Wilson, Smith, Valentine, Morgan (William 28, wife 26), Southard (John, retired wheelwright, Catherine, Mary, 32, law clerk, perhaps the 1930 proprietor of the funeral home), Rhineslat, Magnus, Baxter, Radloff, Einstein, Norman, Hewitt, Rohr, Morgan (another William), Powell, Reigle, McHugh. (Again, corrections are welcome.)
Seaford alumni have put together in guestbook format a series of posts, memories of growing up in Seaford. Much of it describes the stores on Merrick Road and their proprietors. The link is broken. There are forty pages of marvelous posts. Is there another such memory collection with photographs about Seaford?
The main page for Seaford alumni is here. It is a great presentation!
Often house numbers were introduced simultaneously with house-to-house delivery of mail. However, the four-digit numbers prevalent in Seaford, I suspect, were introduced by the Town of Hempstead in the late 1940's. They march along at the rate of 2 numbers every 20 feet. Maybe they are based on the eastward progress of numbers from the center of Hempstead on the Hempstead-Bethpage Turnpike (NY 24). Would anyone know in what year these four-digit numbers were introduced in Seaford?
An aside: In Bellmore, on Oak Street one can observe the mingling of westward three-digit numbers (presumably the original ones) and eastward four-digit house numbers.