Stepping Back In Time: East Quogue Historical Society Unveils Downtown Walking Tour - 27 East

Stepping Back In Time: East Quogue Historical Society Unveils Downtown Walking Tour

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What was once Atlantic Hall, the center of the hamlet's activities, is now St. Rosalie's Mission Church.

What was once Atlantic Hall, the center of the hamlet's activities, is now St. Rosalie's Mission Church.

Originally the Methodist Episcopal Church, the circa-1882 building still stands today.

Originally the Methodist Episcopal Church, the circa-1882 building still stands today. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The East Quogue House was one of the many boarding houses in town, until the fire department built their present-day location there.

The East Quogue House was one of the many boarding houses in town, until the fire department built their present-day location there. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The circa-1921 post office is now home to East Quogue Wine & Liquors and the Quogue East Pub.

The circa-1921 post office is now home to East Quogue Wine & Liquors and the Quogue East Pub. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The original East Quogue Fire House still stands east of the current location as a private residence.

The original East Quogue Fire House still stands east of the current location as a private residence. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Part of the former Halsey Foster Homestead was East Quogue's first school.

Part of the former Halsey Foster Homestead was East Quogue's first school. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Lawson Horton's Ice Cream and Lunch Room opened in 1924.

Lawson Horton's Ice Cream and Lunch Room opened in 1924. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Oaks, a former boarding house in East Quogue.

The Oaks, a former boarding house in East Quogue. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

In the 1920s, the O.T. Culver Store was a popular spot to buy groceries and other household necessities. Today, it is the home of New Moon Cafe.

In the 1920s, the O.T. Culver Store was a popular spot to buy groceries and other household necessities. Today, it is the home of New Moon Cafe. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The facade of what was once Columbia Garage still exists today as Village Prime Meat Shoppe and Martin's Design & Construction Consultants.

The facade of what was once Columbia Garage still exists today as Village Prime Meat Shoppe and Martin's Design & Construction Consultants. COURTESY EAST QUOGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

authorMichelle Trauring on Jun 8, 2021
It is the summer of 1921, in the quaint, charming downtown of East Quogue. Gas is 26 cents per gallon at Columbia Garage, and the O.T. Culver store is stocked... more

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