RETURN TO THE KNAPP ESTATE
Mackay Island, Currituck, North Carolina
A FANTASTIC VIEW OF THE ISLAND SHOWING THE MANSION, BOATHOUSE, GARDENS, & OUTBUILDINGS circa 1930
all photos courtesy of Brenda Twiford
"Would you believe", as Maxwell Smart used to say, that within one day of "The Knapps Lived Here" book manuscript being sent off to the printing plant, these fantastic photos turned up in my e mail! Many I have never seen before and of the ones I have, like the above shot, these are far better prints, All through the courstesy of Knotts Island Scrapbook webmaster, Gary Montalbine and his contributor Brenda Twiford, who asked Gary to send her prints on to me. As I said to my son Erik the Knapp book designer, "What do you think of these ?, his short reply was two words "Second Edition"
I find it ironic that if I had found photos like this ten years ago, of the Knapp Mansion in Mastic Beach, especially the interior, I would of never started the website or wrote the book. The beauty of having this Knapp website is, that I can do updates and additions as they turn up ... I think you will enjoy these, I sure have ... K.S.
Whom May I Say Is Calling ? Step Into The Parlor Please
The Dining Room
Well I Would Have A Whole Lotta Dough !
Most Likely A Guest Room... Have To Wonder Who May Of Slept Here ?
J. P. Knapp's Study The pine paneling is very reminiscent of what was in the Mastic Beach, Long Island mansion
The couch looks well sat in.
Looking Out The French Doors Onto Margaret's Rose Garden
THOSE ARE GEESE OUT ON THE LAWN
CHOW TIME !
J.P. Knapp Outside His Study Feeding His Pheasants
This patio is very reminscent of the one at Tenacre , the Knapp home in Southampton, LI
that was built around the same time
MARGRET RUTLEDGE KNAPP ( center ) WITH SOME FRIENDS
The Estate utility skiff with Arthur Waterman Aboard At The Estate Boat House
J. P. on his dock about 1925. "Lemera" was most likely the tender launch for his 70 Foot LeMer that was built in 1917.
I have yet to find a photo of LeMer, but I have her Coast Guard Registration Number & the name of the shipyard who built her.
Somebody Out There Has The Answers!
"DUCKS UNLIMITED ! I SAY" J. P. KNAPP 1937
A RARE SHOT OF THE BACKSIDE OF THE 37 ROOM HOUSE
ROSES IN THE SNOW
VIEW FROM THE FRONT LAWN
CURRITUCK SOUND FROM THE KNAPP'S SHORE FRONT