SPOTTED ON FORGE RIVER
This fine home totaly mis identified
as to it's history by Newsday in August of 2000, was most likely
originally the home of August "Gus" Floyd or Nicoll
Floyd. They were two of the five Floyd's who recieved property
of the divided Floyd Estate in 1879. According to author Douglas
Steeples, publisher William Buck Dana, who was also a lawyer,
worked out the deal dividing his father in law John Gelston Floyd's
remaining property (around 2000 acres) between Nicoll, Gus, Sadie,
Kitty (Buck's wife) and J. G. Jr. (Bucks business partner and
brother in law) The property for Moss Lots was Kitty & Buck's
part of the deal.
Highly renovated and modified along
it's life, the house below was owned by Fred Foote and his son
(?) Bill. Fred who worked in The Hoover administration was a friend
of the Dana's. My friend Kenny Vitellaro, a contractor recalls
doing some work on it for Bill Foote in the '70's and he is also
the source of this story.
At one time in the '70's when it
was up for sale, the front running purchasers were none other
than John & Yoko Lennon. It seems the surrounding neighbors
of the yet to be designated "Old Mastic" historic district
voiced considerable concern over their potential new neighbors.
Needless to say John and Yoko changed their minds and passed on
it.....however consider this scenario.......
Had John Lennon lived in the
roaring twenties or had Dana & Dodi survived to a ripe old
age , would there not be Yellow Submarines sailing up and down
the Forge River Today?
HOLY MACKRELL DODI ! THERE'S AN ANGRY MOB OF SCREAMIN'
ON THE DOCK! .........TAKE US HOME WILLIS !