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      BOHEMIA, NEW YORK 11716
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BOHEMIA'S FIRST HOUSES


                    



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When the Kratochvil's, Vavra's and Koula's settled in the area in 1855, it fell to Joseph Koula, a cabinet maker, to build homes.The house on the right was on Smithtown Avenue. The picture is undated. The building eventually became part of Frank Huml's cigar factory until the 1930s.

The small building in the center  was the home built for Jan and Barbara Vavra. This picture, undated, still has the outside water pump and  bucket. The house was also on Smithtown Avenue where it later belonged to Theodore Kruta, one of the town's butchers.
SPRING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 2
7PM MEETING

THURSDAY, MAY 7
7PM MEETING
SPEAKER: BISHOP WCELA
"BOHEMIA IN THE 1940s:
A TOUR WITH PICTURES"

THURSDAY JUNE  4
6PM POT LUCK DINNER

MEETING - APRIL 2, 2015




















Lorraine Mays, Vera Truhlar, Judy King (vice-president), Judy Pedneault (president), at the refreshment table
Vera baked a lamb cake, symbolic of the Easter season, and spoke of Easter customs in the Czech Republic.
June Garbin displayed ornate cups and saucers made in then Czechoslovakia.


BHS OFFICERS
THREE BOHEMIA LANDMARKS
St. John Nepomucene
R.C. Church
Built 1885


Statue of Jan Hus
Union Cemetery
Erected 1893
The Czech-
Slovak Protective
Society Hall
now an
Apartment House

For more information on
these and other
Bohemia landmarks,
gone and still surviving,
go to the Landmarks page.
BOHEMIA INDUSTRIES FROM THE PAST











          M. FOSTER CIGAR FACTORY
        OCEAN AVENUE, EARLY 1900s                    NEMETH POCKETBOOKS, LATE 1950s