Edward Rogers Tolfree a wealthy chemist / inventor had tried selling off pieces of large tract of foreclosed Tangier he had bought off of Clarence G. T. Smith in 1922 before that decade was out. He paid Smith about $250,000.00 for 3 miles of land totaling over 1200 acres that extended from Montauk Highway to the bay and also the beachfront on Fire Island. The "model " Manor House that Fred J. Quimby had built to show investors his Tangier plans also went with the deal. There were originally plans for about ten manor homes along Tangier Blvd. The ad above first appeared in November of 1926. With no takers in 1928 Tolfree offered to "dedicate" a right of way across his property and more property on Fire Island if the Town Of Brookhaven would construct a decent bridge across Smith's Point. The debacle of Tangier and the depression probably kept Tolfree from getting rid of the excess property he no longer wanted or wanted to pay taxes on. The bridge plans died several times through the Ed's Tangier years. Then some major events happened to him. I believe in the late 30's or early 40's his show dog kennel was wiped out by heart worms. When his wife Aline died in August of 1944, he decided to sell everything. In April of 1945 Walter T. Shirley bought the 1200 acres off of Tolfree with the intent of developing the acerage and using the manor house as a part time summer residence. For whatever reason (no night life to speak of and there was no electric service but Tolfree did have a generator) Shirley did not keep the house long before offering it up with about 12 acres and dock rights on the Unkechogue Creek that ran along it's eastern side. It was purchased by the Cutro family in 1946 who still own it and turned it into a resturant hotel and night club by 1950. Today it remains their private home.