THE FIRST DIRECTORY OF
While looking through Estelle Schulz's
photo collection I came across this little gem. These directories
were published by St. Andrew's Church from 1937 through the 1940's. I have a 1940's issue online here. Besides being the first one, what makes this issue
of special interest to me is, that it's an archive of the two
towns of Mastic Beach (Old 1926 section 1) & (New 1930's section
4) that would stay divided for another 18 months by the Knapp
Notice the Two Fire Departments and
the fact that the Roman Catholic Church has no name yet. At the
time St. Andrews was non denominational. Clergy for both was imported
from Center Moriches.. Charles Trywuch the lone MB policeman also
took many photos of Mastic & Mastic Beach that became postcards.
George Oakley fought crime up north in Mastic Park!
1937 MASTIC BEACH POPULATION
Some 47 "all year round"
or "winter residents" chose to be included here. There
were a few more. Seven years earlier there weren't even two dozen.
Not included on this list of 47 pioneers are several of the estate
caretakers that I know where there in the '30's eg: Willie &
Honey Schluder who by 1937 were superintendants of Knapp's estate.