Just as we are anchored in today's Hope, we remain
interested in its history and that of Hempstead County, and will
share that interest with local residents, and
visitors alike, in this Web site as it evolves over time.
We see in Hope today reminders of the past, as shown
on this site, which all played an important part of our heritage.
These buildings, and sites, are important artifacts, and hopefully
will be preserved as has been successfully done around Hope, from
the Clinton House to the Railroad Station, and more.
As a member of
Retrospective, we'll also be focusing on the history
of Hope, and its people. We'll look back at the impact of the
railroad and how Hope was named, the Southwestern Proving Grounds,
quick glances at history visible in neighboring towns like Lewisville,
These photographs show part of our fading
past; hopefully, no more deterioration or loss will occur,
but if so,
we have these images to document our streetscapes as of 2005.
We look forward to hearing your memories of
these places, and more!