SPOTTED ON FORGE RIVER
This fine home totaly mis identified as to it's history by the Newsday article below, was NOT the home of William Floyd ( a signer of the Declaration) It was originally the home of Nicoll Floyd. One of the five William Floyd descendants 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 (William's grandson) remaining property (around 2000 acres) between Nicoll, Gus, Sadie, Kitty (Buck's wife) and J. G. Jr. (Buck's 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. It is now the home of Anna Wintour editor of Vogue
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 & Dode survived to a ripe old age , would there not be Yellow Submarines sailing up and down the Forge River Today?
HOLY MACKRELL DODE ! THERE'S AN ANGRY MOB OF SCREAMIN' BLUE MEANIES
ON THE DOCK! .........TAKE US HOME WILLIS !