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