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Floral Park New York Historical Marker #9 - The Covert Family Homestead, located at 499, 501 and 503 Tulip Ave. John Covert and his family were early settlers and property owners. Their homestead consisted of three large homes of similar style, carriage houses, huge barns and probably other structures located on the north side of Light Horse Road. The house at 501 Tulip Avenue, now owned by George Ast, is the only Covert house remaining. A Covert carriage house, set back from Tulip Avenue, at 499 Tulip Avenue is still standing.

Floral Park NY Historical Marker #9

Historical Marker  #9


•  The Covert Family Homestead  • 
499 - 503 Tulip Ave., Floral Park NY.
 

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Floral Park NY Historical Marker #9 - The Covert Family Homestead, located at 499, 501 and 503 Tulip Ave. John Covert and his family were early settlers and property owners. Their homestead consisted of three large homes of similar style, carriage houses, huge barns and probably other structures located on the north side of Light Horse Road. The house at 501 Tulip Avenue, now owned by George Ast, is the only Covert house remaining. A Covert carriage house, set back from Tulip Avenue, at 499 Tulip Avenue is still standing.

John Covert and his family were early settlers and property owners. Their homestead consisted of three large homes of similar style, carriage houses, huge barns and probably other structures located on the north side of Light Horse Road (Tulip Ave.).

In addition, the Coverts owned acres of farmland stretching north one-mile past the Long Island Railroad tracks. John, the elder, and Marie Covert, raised six children and lived in the house near Covert Avenue, which was named as a tribute to him after he donated the property to the county for the road.

Over the years, the homes at 499, 501 and 503 Tulip Avenue were occupied by family members. In the mid-1950s, the original house at the corner of Tulip and Covert avenues (503) and its contents were auctioned off. The house was demolished and a Food Fair Supermarket was built in its place.

The house at 501 Tulip Avenue, now owned by George Ast, is the only Covert house remaining. A Covert carriage house, set back from Tulip Avenue, at 499 Tulip Avenue is still standing.

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