Stony Brook, New York: Mechanical Flapping Eagle

Installed over the post office entrance, it flaps its wooden wings on the hour.

129 Main St., Stony Brook, NY
Hwy 25A to Stony Brook, then north on Main St. The Village Center will be on the right. The 2-D eagle is nailed to the pediment above the columned entrance to the post office.
Eagle - hourly 8 am - 8 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Stony Brook Eagle

The mechanical eagle, a well-known Stony Brook Village landmark, was installed in the pediment of the post office in 1941 as a part of philanthropist Ward Melville's reconstruction of Stony Brook. The wood-carved eagle with a 20-foot wingspan flaps its wings on the hour from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. It is synchronized with the clock on the cupola of the federalist style post office situated in the heart of the Stony Brook Village Center.

[John, 06/16/2005]

August 2016: Photo added.

Eagle Flaps

Sukie warns that "the Eagle over the Stony Brook [Long Island, NY] Post Office flaps its wings at noon."

[Sukie, 01/04/1997]

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