Prior to World War II, North Lindenhurst was mostly undeveloped, consisting only of a few scattered single-family homes. In 1936, the Lindenhurst Homes Corp. started the “Hundred Homes” development, on the east side of Wellwood Avenue, north of Straight Path. The company donated land and a building for a civic association. The development grew slowly, but then experienced an influx of residents after World War II.
Advertisement for North Lindenhurst Homes, published in the Daily News, June 6, 1936.
In 1957, a group of twelve residents met at the civic association to form a new volunteer fire company for the rapidly growing community, and the following year the headquarters for the North Lindenhurst Volunteer Fire Department were constructed on Straight Path.