Report: Commack Home Replica Exhibited in Soviet Russia

A home on Townline Rd. was replicated and shown in Moscow in the 1950's as the "Typical American House," New York Magazine reports.

A documentary filmmaker has discovered a home at 398 Townline Rd. in Commack that was replicated and displayed in Moscow's Sokolniki Park in 1959 as the symbol for the "typical American home," according to New York Magazine.

The replica, dubbed "Splitnik," was split down the middle so tour groups could walk through and view the luxuries enjoyed by the average American family —including GE appliances and furniture from Macy's.

It was also where then-U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev argued the superiority of their respective economic sytems, an event that becmae known as the "Kitchen Debate."

Read the full story here.

Anthony Zumpano May 09, 2011 at 04:18 PM
If only they exhibited the Commack Motor Inn, the Cold War would have ended 30 years earlier!
Greg Martinez May 09, 2011 at 04:29 PM
I bet the property taxes are lower than in Commack.


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