Posts Tagged:Carl Fisher

Throwback Thursday – Farewell, Great Pond

There wouldn’t be a Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday in Montauk Harbor – actually, there wouldn’t be a Montauk Harbor at all – if a channel hadn’t been cut in the 1920s to connect Lake Montauk with Block Island Sound. The lake used to be known as Great Pond and Lake Wyandance or Lake… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – The Manor’s Grand Opening

On June 1, 1927, the Montauk Manor opened with a splash – “a Carl Fisher masterpiece,” the East Hampton Star proclaimed on its front page, referring to the man who hoped to transform Montauk into a Miami Beach of the North. A reporter marveled that the luxurious, $1.5 million, nearly 200-room resort had been completed… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Carl Fisher House

Carl Fisher Home, ca. 1927 Photograph of the Carl Fisher House under construction, Judy Sauers Collection, Montauk Library Archives. The East Hampton Town Board will vote this week on whether to purchase the Carl Fisher House and grounds.  If the Board vote passes, this house will become an historic property funded by the CPF, or Community Preservation… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Tumbleweed Tuesday

We’re not sure this lady is standing in technically true tumbleweeds, but we’re certain that today she’d be sending up a distress flare or texting Triple A to help peel her away from a cringe-worthy tick population. She looks perfectly content, though, in this photograph from 1926. We can even imagine her waving to summer… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Memorial Day Weekend

The Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which means the unofficial start of the summer season has begun. This picture radiates positive energy, and seems a good omen for Summer 2021.  Will the era of social distancing finally come to an end? This week’s Throwback Thursday photograph was donated to the archives by Herb Herbert when Joan… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- St. Therese of Lisieux Church

A few reference questions directed to the archives recently have centered around religious practice in Montauk before the construction of the two main church buildings in the village:  the Montauk Community Church (Presbyterian), dedicated in 1929, and St. Therese of Lisieux Church (Roman Catholic), which held its first public mass on August 31, 1931.  Both… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Anna Viola Olson

Algot Olson was a carpenter.  He moved from Sweden with his family to Montauk in the 1920s, presumably to work for Carl Fisher.  His wife was born Anna Johannsen (Americanized to Johanson).  The Olson family had a strong presence in the community, and were stalwart members of the Montauk Community Church. This beautifully printed baptismal… Read more »

Short History Booklets online

Since 1994, Montauk library has offered a booklet titled A Short History of the McKim, Mead, & White Association Houses on The Montauk Bluffs.  Now that booklet is available free in an online version.  Anyone may read this right on our website or even download it for later reading. You may access this by simply… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Elizabeth Job

Joan Lycke conducted an oral history in 1995 with Elizabeth Job, a Montauker who, along with her husband, became a caretaker for the Carl Fisher estate after the war.   Job spoke of Fisher’s brilliant mind, overflowing with ideas to bring wealthy vacationers to Montauk.  The carriage with white horses that strode down to the Montauk… Read more »