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Then & Now: Maple Cottage, the Locomobile HQ for the 1905 & 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races

Racing teams for the Vanderbilt Cup Races typically had local headquarters to store and work on their racers - and also provide lodging.

Racing teams for the Vanderbilt Cup Races typically had local headquarters to store and work on their racers and also provide lodging. In 1905 and 1906, the Locomobile team from nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut set up their headquarters at Maple Cottage, a farmhouse and inn located in Lakeville (now Lake Success).

Dr. Jack Binder, Village Historian of Lake Success, has provided a history of Maple Cottage, a 1905 letter from a family member and vintage photos. Combined with images and articles from my collection, Maple Cottage is the subject of today's VanderbiltCupRaces.com "Then & Now" analysis.

Enjoy,

Howard Kroplick

Links to Then and Now posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

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