Stony Brook, New York: Mechanical Flapping Eagle

Installed over the post office entrance, it flaps its wooden wings on the hour.
Address:
129 Main St., Stony Brook, NY
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Eagle - hourly 8 am - 8 pm.
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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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