A Memory Remains - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2014726

A Memory Remains

I am writing this letter in response to the letters sent to the editor regarding the 1745 House that was on the corner of Paul’s Lane and Ocean Road in Bridgehampton.

My mother, Jacqueline Sandford (Szczepankowski), lived in that home with her family until she married my father, George Szczepankowski, in 1952. The Sandford family owned three houses on that corner, one of which, the Sandford Homestead, on Bridge Lane and Ocean Road, is still in the family.

When my mother was a young girl, an elderly woman lived across the street on Paul’s Lane. This woman was an artist, and she painted a portrait of the 1745 house as it was when Mom and her family lived there. I have that painting; it hangs on a wall in my home.

So, while the building may have been dismantled, a memory of it still exists. I am grateful for that.

Carol Szczepankowski Magee