East Garden City, New York: Liftoff for Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis

In 1927 it was Roosevelt airfield; now it's just outside the parking deck of a shopping mall. A stone monument marks the spot, with a dramatic carving of the airplane as it lifted off for Paris.

Address:
Traverse Drive, East Garden City, NY
Directions:
Meadowbrook State Pkwy exit M3 E onto Merchants Concourse. Drive north a quarter-mile, cross Corporate Drive, and at the next stoplight turn left onto Traverse Drive. Make the first right into the parking lot; you'll see the monument on that corner, behind the flower bed.
Admission:
Free
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Liftoff Spot for Spirit of St. Louis.

Liftoff Spot for Spirit of St. Louis

Easy to miss if you do not look carefully. The Monument is mostly hidden behind a large thorn bush. Had to squeeze behind the monument and the thorn bush to capture a photo.

[Rich Frejomil, 11/02/2016]

On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis took off from this "immediate area" -- when it was an airfield -- and flew non-stop to Paris.


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