On May 6, 2017, a dedication of the historic marker for the Estate of Richard Floyd IV and the Bayview Hospital in Mastic Beach was held.
Richard Floyd IV (1731-1792) was the cousin of William Floyd (signer of the Declaration of Independence). He was a Tory who supported the British King. His estate home was known as “Patterquas”, located in Mastic (now Mastic Beach) on almost 3000 acres of land.
As the war was coming to an end, favoring the American Patriots, Richard took refuge in Canada. His “Patterquas” home went through numerous owners such as William “Tangier” Smith, Dr. Daniel Roberts, the Lawrence family, the Lanier family and John Howard Lawson.
When Dr. Frank Calabro bought the home in the late 1940’s, he turned it into the Bayview Hospital. The hospital remained operational until it was destroyed by fire on February 22, 1986. The Calabro Family remained owners of the property until 1999 when they donated 4.8 acres to the Town of Brookhaven to build a park. The park was built on this site and is known as “Bayview Park”.
Mastic Peninsula Historical Society members Jack Monti, trustee; Brad Shupe, trustee; Richard Oldham, Treasurer; Matthew Montelione, member (did his college thesis on Richard Floyd IV); and Ed DeGennaro, President.