Parr Brothers Garage


Mastic NY


The Beach Garage


Mastic Beach NY


Bill Parr at his Mastic Shop circa 1940's

He was the "house call & boat call" mechanic for The Dana, Knapp, Floyd, Tolfree & Smith Estates

and drinking buddy with Dodi Knapp. Looks like Floyd the Barber behind him!



Lewis Parr opened a general store and Texaco filling station in Mastic in the early twenties on what is now called "Old Montauk Hwy" Most Mastic pioneers recall the building which still stands as Hawkins Liquour store and probably the only ones around today who knew what it was originally are Parr family members, who include my childhood pal Larry Schulz and his Mom Estelle. Lewis Parr's sons William (Estelle's father), Walter and later on younger brother Chet would go into the full service auto repair business just about a halfmile west .. Bill Parr was one of guys who put the car up on the roof of Poje's garage that was a landmark for 40 years. The Parr Brothers main station was located at "The Light" on the north side of Montauk & Herkimer. Today it is the site of the Washington Ave parking lot for Davin's Funeral home.

Estelle Parr in 1929

Larry & Dennis Schulz's Mom


a dozen or so years later ...little girls will grow up

Tony ____. Artie Clune, Estelle Parr, Walter Parr, Bill Hartigan 1940's at the Washington Ave Garage


That is the Mastic Post Office roof behind the car


Artie Clune (The American Legion Post Is Named For Him) working on a fine 1937 Ford Tudor. The Clunes were caretakers for the Robert / Lanier / Lawson estate. You could also rent a refrigerator at Parr's


Bill Hartigan

That's Montauk Highway & Herkimer behind Bill. The Log Cabin lunch place is still there and now called The Ice Cream Cottage.


here's a question for you answer man....Who is the lady in the back seat?