Having so many neat photos scattered over all these 500+ pages on this websight, and with new ones arriving and being found from all over, I hit upon the brainstorm that it might be nice to single one out from time to time. And it will also call attention to a specific part of the websight that has grown far past what I ever thought it would. So this page will be often updated , but not on any specific schedule. When it is, the date will change on main menu. Former photos are archived below with a quick link to them.
In 1922 The Home Gaurdian Company owned by the Smadbeck Brothers , started their first development in Mastic Moriches area. They called it Mastic Park and would follow up 4 years later when they bought the Woodhull Estate
a few miles south and started Mastic Beach. But the Park came first. That touring car most likely belongs to their property sales manager Charles Ammon, seen here at the Mastic Park sign but it coud also be Warren Smadbeck's Fiat?
"Mastic Park Lake" obviously named by the developers, became known as The Twin Ponds and are at the headwaters of the Forge River also once known as The Mastic River in the 19th century.
BETTY'S CRYSTAL PARADISE
This is another real rare one folks. Anyone out there remembers this place?
I'm not sure how long it was called The Crystal Paradise , but I remember having my very first pizza in it around 1950 - 51, when it bcame Tony Bonjovi's BLUE LANTERN on Montauk Hwy & Midland Ave. It remained the Blue Lantern through the '50s & '60s and disappeared from the Mastic landscape in the 1970s. This photo was taken in January of 1945. The lady in the pic is none other than Estelle Parr, who would become Mrs. David Schulz about a year later and mother to Larry & Dennis Schulz.
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO ARCHIVES
LILLY SUTTER WAS HERE
FORGE RIVER DAM 1905
MASTIC BEACH YACHT CLUB 1930's
MASTIC BEACH KNAPP MANSION 1929
ST. JUDES 1930s
CENTER MORICHES PARADE
JOHN & CORNELIA
MAKIN' MUSIC AT WILLIAM FLOYD
GRANDPA'S FAMOUS FRIENDS
WHAT WAS IT?
HOUSE OF GIFTS
STOP AND SHOP
OCEAN AV PATCHOGUE
PARR FOR THE COURSE
ONE RIOT ONE RANGER
THE CENTER OF TOWN 1940's
EXTRA KOZY KORNER
Meet "Mr. Mastics"
Sheeps' Pen Creek Mastic Beach
Old Mill Stream
The North Side
A Day At The Beach
Out In The Sticks
The Boys Of Summer
Masury It's Good Paint
Ward's General Store
Lady On The Dock
"Contact" E. K. Jaquith
The Original Knapp Mansion
Yankee Doodle Went To Town
West Lake Mastic 1920's
Before It Was Dick's
Let's Do Lunch
Bartys & The Sugar Bowl
Grandma Ennesser's House
Chipping In For Gas 1964
Greetings From Mastic Beach 1944
Nick Chapman / Rowdy Racer
Siriani's Mastic Beach Deli
Four Aces & A Queen
Dodge City (Patchogue) & Dodgers (Shirley)
Mystery Man & Lagumis Liquors
updated 6/1 My Barber Vinny
Dana's / Mastic Beach Property Owners Assn. Dock updated
Dana's Grey Cliffs
"Up On The Roof"
"If You Can't Land Her On The Old Verandah"
Winter In Moriches 1900
Merritt and Adelaide Penney (Claire Knapp's In Laws)
Suddenly It's 1961 or '62
Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt & The Dana Estate
Mastic Park General Store & 1938 ADVERT
Up The Unkechogue
Windmills & Watertowers
Chester's Store Mastic Beach 1940
Sailors & Soldiers Home At Smith Point 1919
Who Let Them In Here?
Smith Point Landing & Tangier Bridge
Graduation At William Floyd School 1953
Mr. Dionisios 8th Grade @ Wm Floyd School 1957
Mastic Acres Beach Pavillion 1950
Dana's Hacker & A Day At The Races (updated)
Tangier "Smith Point" Bridge 1914
Tangier Billboard In Times Square 1910
Dana's "Moss Lots" On Forge River 1910
Floyd Parkway 1963 updated 12/04
Unkechogue Creek & Manor House
Whiskey For My Men & Beer For My Horses !