Tracing Fourth Neck, Atlanticville and East Quogue Schools
Researched by Carol Hulse Combes
The first known school was held in the home of Halsey and Prudence Foster from 1813-1849, this was on the corner of Montauk Highway and north west corner of Central Avenue.
The first dedicated school building was on the corner of Montauk
Highway and Walnut Avenue, where the St. Rosalie's Mission is today.
In 1852 Forth Neck changed it's name to Atlanticville. in 1860 the Foster family donated land to build a larger two room school house on Montauk Highway. This is west of what is today Ryder's Hardware. This building exists today as the kitchen on the Halsey Commons House on the southwest corner of Halsey Avenue and Montauk Highway.
In 1888 a larger one story school house was built behind the 1860 school. In 1895 Atlanticville became East Quogue and the school district was changed to 17.
February 21, 1902
June 27, 1902
By 1905 a second story was added on to the school. Two previous teachers donated the bronze bell that could be heard ringing across the town. This bell is located today inside the current elementary school. By 1920 the school had electricity, indoor plumbing and two bathrooms. This building was torn down in 1958.
1. Helen Stanton
2. Georgeanna Jenkins
4. Anna Zerbrowski
5. Stella Kominski
6. Harold Jackson
7. Roy Sekavoc
8. Douglas Edward
9. Frank Karpinski
10. Kenneth Carter
11. Grace Jones
12. Virgina Wright
13. Jean Reeve
15. Lillian Jones
16. Chester Reeve
18. Martin Overton
Picture taken about 1923
January 31, 1908
June 15, 1910
December 9, 1910
Teacher is Miss. Thrall or Miss. Littlefield
Children Top Row Right to Left
Fanny Brown, Florence Sacks, Kathleen Smith Ohlhorst, Ethel Johnson, Gwenette Moore, Juanita Ryder, Margaret Fraser, Eleanor Overton Kohler, Mildred Thode Oliver, Alice Carter Kavan, Agnes Nugent Becken, Helen Sanford White, Lucille Feinberg (unsure), Ester Carter, Hannah Goodale Bebee, Eunice Nugent Morell
David Fienberg, Eddie Walker, Chester Wells, Norman Jones, Raymond Overton, Nick (unsure of last name), Herbert Randall, Hubert Terrell, Byron Rogers, Harry Newton, Laurence Moore, Bill Downs (unsure)
June 9, 1911
Teacher Mrs. Carrie Wells Carter
Left to Right
Raymond Johnson, Julius Sacks, Raymond Overton, Roland Randall, Norman Jones, Herbert Terrell, Eddie Sickles, Harold Steck Fiendberg, Mildred Thode, Ester downs, Kathleen Smith, Alice Carter, Ester Carter, Elva French, Florence Sacks, Lucille Fynberg, Marietta Rockefeller, Hanna Goodale, Eunice Nugent, Fannie Brown , Teacher- Carrie Wells Carter
Left to Right Kneeling
Ernest Jones, Bill Downs, Frank Rogers
Left to Right
George G. Dailey- Teacher, Harold Goodale, Lucille Randell, Wendell Jackson, Hazel Yost, Arthur Aldrich, Irene Howell, Norman Phillips, Milton Benjamin, Woodruff Randall, Stanley Fraser, Finberg or Brown, Midgie Down(Mildred Allison Downs), Tyler Hughes, Beatrice Terry, Malcolum Hulse, Mary Brown, Fred Smith
Taken about 1915
June 4, 1915
The school children participated in a Memorial Day Parade in Westhampton Beach.
May 2, 1919
November 14, 1919
November 11, 1919 was the first observed Armistice Day, commemorating the first anniversary of World War I ending. These school children would have been the first generation to acknowledge what we call today Veterans Day, which did not become a National Holiday until 1938.
This article is from the East Quogue Column in the County Review on November 20, 1930. They are talking about the school children doing a performance of "The Maid and the Golden Slipper" today we know this better by its subtitle, "Cinderella". The performance took place in the Atlantic Hall, which today is the Catholic Church.
School floor plan as remembered by Carol Combes
This picture shows the inside of the second grade classroom in 1954.Their teacher was Mrs. S. Doscinski and the Principle of the school was Mr. A Siegriest.
Front Row Left to Right
Gene, Levitsky, Tom Centner, Marilyn Brook, Karen Schneiderback
Recond Row Left to Right
Marilyn Corwin (standing), Alan Mercuio, Lynn Skura, Ann Mendenhall, Bettina Randall
Third Row Left to Right
Karen Eng (standing), Lee Kohler, James Nagorski, Sharon Kay Federico, Graham Smtih
Fourth Row Left to Right
Paul Lukas, Leonard Knotoff, Frank Nagorski, David Terry