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Encyclopedia of Rumrunners and Speakeasies: Freeport During Prohibition: 1933

1933 - December

Prohibition ended on December 5, 1933 at 5: 26 p.m. when Utah became the 35th state to ratify the 21st Amendment.

1933 - December

On Tuesday, December 5, 1933, the William Clinton Story American Legion Post paraded and effigy of "Old Man Prohibition" through the streets of Freeport and "executed" him by firing squad at the legion's dugout.

Source:

"Freeport War Vets Mark Liquor's Return." The Nassau Daily Review.  December 6, 1933, 4. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn95071428/1933-12-06/ed-1/seq-4/.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, August 21, 2019.

1933 - December

After Prohibition's repeal, the Nassau County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board issued 80 permits to retail stores to sell alcohol.  Freeport store owners receiving permits included:

  • Eugene Kefer, 28 West Merrick Road
  • Post and Daniels, 43 South Main Street
  • Friedman and White, 109 West Sunrise Highway
  • Lablan and Leventhal, 36 South Main Street
  • Henry Milo, 33 South Grove Street (now Guy Lombardo Avenue)
  • Harry F. Humpreys, 138 West Merrick Road
  • Sylvester Azzato, 35 Railroad Avenue
  • Harry S. Ebbets, 10a West Merrick Road (also listed as 10 West Merrick Road)

Source:

"80 Permits Given to Sell In Nassau." The Nassau Daily Review. December 6, 1933, 1.  Accessed August 21, 2019. http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn95071428/1933-12-06/ed-1/seq-1/.

Researched by Regina G. Feeney, August 21, 2019.