149 88th Street – teac na mara – House by the Sea

149 88th Street – teac na mara – House by the Sea

Home Description

 

KIENZLE FAMILY – 1917-1966

149 88th Street was built and originally owned by John Kienzle. Historic records show that the house was built in 1917 – but family stories reveal that the house took a few years to build.  The property was bought in 1917 but the house was not complete and ready for move-in until 1923 and the Kienzle’s called it “Ivy Cottage”

 

IVY Cottage

 

On the island Mr. Kienzle was an important person. He was a member of the old Yacht Club, one of the developers of the fishing pier at 86th Street and an organizer of the fishing club. He donated land and money for the construction of St Paul’s RC church and was instrumental in the construction of the old Yacht Club. His wife and daughter Charlotte also organized fundraisers for the church. He was a director of the old Stone Harbor Terminal RR and one of the founders and directors of the Stone Harbor Building and Loan.

 

John Kienzle

 

John Kienzle died on May 31,1930 at the age of 78 shortly after talking with his neighbors on the porch of his home on 88th street. His wife died the following year, but the house remained in the family. John’s daughters – Charlotte Kienzle Fasy and her sister Mary Kienzle – and their family continued to enjoy home at 149 88th St. for many years. Mary lived in the house full time after retiring. Charlotte’s husband Frank Fasy was treasurer of the Stone Harbor Building and Loan Association. Charlotte’s daughters Catherine (Cass) Fasy Drummond and Mary Fasy True summered in the house as well, working at local businesses like Springer’s during the high season while in high school. Four generations of Kienzle’s continued to love and contribute to Stone Harbor’s history!

 

John Kienzle, his wife Catherine and daughter Charlotte in the ocean

 

Catherine Fasy Drummond in garden by house circa 1928

 

The property was sold in 1966 to John Naughton…………..

A story shared by Joanne Drummond:  “When my Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill True sold the house, Mary left a lot of the contents because she was moving to Florida, which broke my mom’s heart. Shortly before my mother’s death, she was able to get a beautiful old dresser that had belonged to her grandmother. For her final birthday in 2010, the Naughtons gave her some hand-painted plates that she had always regretted losing. She had stage 4 cancer at the time and she was thrilled to have these family treasures back and to be able to pass them on to the next generation. They also brought back wonderful memories of her parents and grandparents.”

 


 

NAUGHTON FAMILY 1966-present

As shared by Terry Naughton Pennoni and her sister Sheila Naughton Criscuolo

Our parents, John and Anne Naughton bought 149 88th in March 1966.  They quickly renamed the house, Teac Na Mara, which means House By The Sea in Gaelic. Our father, ‘Jack’ was from Galway Ireland.

At that time in 1966, they had eight children, all girls. They went on to have two more children another girl and a boy. We went to Stone Harbor for our summers.

 

Naughton family 1966

 

Each one of us grew up there working our summer jobs. The older girls worked as chambermaids at the Château, Maria’s Italian restaurant, the Harbor and Park movie theaters, Golden Inn, Brittons Bakery, Stone Harbor Pizza.   Our brother worked at Britton’s Bakery, the Golden Inn, Jack’s in Avalon.  Our father worked at the Golden Inn as a bartender for many years. Many of the patrons knew him well, as the Irish bartender. He still had his Irish brogue.  He was born and raised in Galway Ireland and came over in his 20’s.

Our family has grown up in Stone Harbor.  We are all very close.  Our children and all the cousins consider each other good friends and we all credit that to us having the home in SH where we all can come and go!

We did many fun things while Growing up in SH….Arcade, Bowling Alley, Dances at Civic Club, Hanging out on the wall at the water tower.   We enjoyed boating, fishing and water skiing with our father.

 

Ready for Cruising! 1973

 

We’ve always participated in the 4th of July festivities.   Someone would come home with a trophy for some event every year!

 

July 4 2012

 

Many people walking by our house would comment on all the fun and laughter they heard coming from the house.  We often played card games, such as Canasta, taught to every one of us, cousins included by our Mother, Anne.

Our children have all gotten jobs in SH too!  Windrift, Bradley’s, Buds, Peace of Pizza, Green Cuisine, Back Bay Seafood to name a few!

We were fortunate to have a beach with a pavilion.  Before it was filled in underneath, we spent many days under the pavilion!

 

Playing under the pavilion 2001

 

Fun times at the beach 1966!

Our family has so many wonderful experiences and memories!  We credit Teac Na Mara for our close family, as we all get together there year after year.  All of us, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren consider it home.

 

Birthday Celebration 2011

 

Cousins on Stone Harbor beach – 2011

 

Our mother passed away in 1995 and our father in 2006.  We are so thankful to them for our family and for Teac Na Mara.

John and Anne Naughton 1976

 

We’ve hosted two Naughton Family Reunions in 2014 and 2016!  They were huge success.  Our extended family came to SH from all over the world to be there….New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, England, California….

 

2014 Family Reunion

 

The next generation, a cousins picture

 

2016 Family Reunion

 

Teac Na Mara