Feb. 15 & 16th 1959
THE BALLROOM & WEST TERRACE FULLY ENGULFED
MBFD member the late Joe "Rug" Ruggerio took this photo
Sunday Afternoon About 5:00 PM Feb 15, 1959
LOST IN THE FOG
Monday Morning Feb 16th 1959
Three Chimneys and two guys are about all there is to see. That and a pile of rubble that was once 22 Rooms , 3 Stories tall and was known as the Knapp Mansion in Mastic Beach. BY That afternoon the chimmneys were taken down. It was this building and the stories that are connected to it, that generated everything else on this website which is why on the date of the fire I have to note it.
I wonder if the two guys in the pic are the actual arsonists? I know that there were two of them. And the one guy everyone thought did it, was not one of the actual two. That said, you can visit the previous pages about the fire in the links below.