Looking East on Montauk Hwy circa 1930
What an amazing sight, I would of
never known it had it not been labeled. The road coming in on
the right is Mastic Road where Taylor Brothers Garage would be
located many years later. Notice the large sign on the triangle
that looks to be a State Historical Marker? The big farm house
belonged to Joseph Titmus and that's his Swift
Stream Duck Farm. You can read all about that historic place on
Long Island Geanology's web site. If you click on the pic
it will enlarge and you will see two men sitting on the back of
that car and a little girl playing alongside of it. Further down
the road there's a farm truck heading west. Just beyond the horizon
lie the twin ponds. The Titmus House, that is still there was
built from lumber taken from these buildings below. World War
1 Camp Upton Buildings. I'd like to get a shot from the same angle
TWO PENNIES FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
Within days of the official opening
of Mastic Beach in 1926, post cards like this one were being direct
mailed all over Brooklyn.
ON THE MAP
There It Is For The First Time Anywhere,
Sitting West To East between the Knapp & Floyd Estates
and North to South, Aspen Road &
The Bay The original town of Mastic Beach which as you know was
only Section One.
BOOM TOWN !!
Don't Wait!.......Martha Wants Your
Reply...Washington not Stewart
SEVERAL YEARS DOWN THE ROAD AND IN
THE MIDDLE OF THE DEPRESSION
THE DEAL GOT EVEN SWEETER.
NY TIMES 1936
MASTIC PARK REST
Anyone out there remember this place?
Photo courtesy: Greta L. Tucker
HOLD YOUR CALLS & E MAILS
Mystery Solved 8/30/2002
Ken Vitellaro of Shirley NY
This photo stumped a lot of Mastic
oldtimers. Believe it or not both of these structures are still
The one on the right is almost completely hidden
by pine trees and is on the southeast corner of Montauk Hwy.
and Madison Street. The Waulkin's Pavillion Mastic Park Rest must not of been around very long and of got a drastic remodling in the 1940s or very early '50's, as it became another Mastic
THE BELL AIRE TAVERN
which was leveled in early 2007
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS
This little place has been closed for business for perhaps 45 years or more. It was?
Mastic Electric owned by the Farra family. It's still there on the east side Mastic Road near the fork and still closed.
WHERE'S THE FIRE?"
Guys Are Heading South Must Be Down On The Beach
and see if you recognize anyone on the truck
MEET THE DANA'S
William Shepherd Dana and his daughter
Ethel Shepherd Dana circa 1928
If Paul Schulte was the "Mayor
of Mastic Beach", then William S. Dana was surely the "Emperor
of Mastic". W. S. inherited his boyhood home "Moss
Lots" in 1910 and during its heydey employed 1/2 of the
citizens of Mastic to run it. I've been told he was a good friend
of J.F. "Dodi" Knapp and the two enjoyed a lot of sporting
activities together. There will be several pages dediicated to
the entire Dana Family & Moss Lots in the very near future.
photo courtesy of : John Shepherd Atkinson