MISCELLANEOUS MASTIC
MEMORABILIA
 
 
 
 

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 today....any volunteeers?
 
 


 
 

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

by 
Ken Vitellaro of Shirley NY

This photo stumped a lot of Mastic oldtimers. Believe it or not both of these structures are still standing.
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 landmark ....
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.  
 
 
 

"HEY..... WHERE'S THE FIRE?"

These Guys Are Heading South Must Be Down On The Beach

Click 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
 
 

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