"IF YOU CAN'T LAND HER........
ON THE OLD VERANDAH ...........
THEN YOU CAN'T LAND HER AT ALL"
THE VERANDAH AT MOSS LOTS
Moss Lots was the central showplace of the Dana Estate. A huge victorian mansion that William B. Dana built for his wife Katherine in the early 1880's. This is a very rare color view circa 1920 of a part of the verandah that surrounded three sides of the home offering up vistas of Forge River, Great South Bay and Poospatuck Creek. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a visitor here in the 1930's. For more about The Dana Estate including a tour inside the home and The Dana Family click here.
Special thanks to Jo Ann Strong for providing the verandah photo. Jo Ann lives in one of the Dana Cottages on the estate which is now known as "Old Mastic" I visited with The Strongs this summer and will be featuring their home on the site soon along with some more photos of Old Mastic. In the meantime travel back to The Jazz Age when I would not be surprised if songs like this one by Harry Reser Orchestra were played on the Victrolas and 32 Volt Radios at Moss Lots (It had its own generator ) as electrification had not come to Mastic yet.
LISTEN TO CLIFF "Ukele Ike" EDWARDS (the voice of Jimmy Cricket)
DO THE ORIGINAL VERSION HERE<