Welcome to our online exhibit

"East Quogue in the 1920's & 1930's"

On this page you will find photographs and information showing what life was like in East Quogue in the 1920's & 1930's.

Some of the pictures are pre 1920, they  show what the buildings looked like during the  time we are focusing on. 

"Main Street"

The road through our hamlet has been known by three names. Prior to the 1930's it was

Merrick Road it was then changed to Montauk Highway and now sometimes referred to as Main Street.

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Businesses in Town 

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Post Office

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First Fire House

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East Quogue Elementary School

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During this time East Quogue was a popular destination town. There were many restaurants, inns and forms of entertainment.

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Vail House
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Since the beginning of human habitation in this area, the Atlantic Ocean, and its other water ways, have been an important part of its identity. They have been used for generations by residents as a food source and for recreation. 

Protection

East Quogue Coast Guard Station

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"My room is shown by the cross. The Shinnecock Light flashes in the window. This is a new station and is first class. Phil"
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These pictures are from an article that appeared in the New York Daily News on February 23, 1926.

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Hunting

 Hunting was big business here, hunting parties would travel here from the city and be taken out on the water by local hunters to test their skills. 

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This  would be Theodore Roosevelt Jr, President Roosevelt died January 6, 1919. This appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 20, 1920.
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Leisure 

Tiana Beach Pavilion 

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Before there was a bridge connecting the main land to Dune Road, those wanting to enjoy a day at the beach had to travel there boat.
 
These boats left from the dock at the Walker House.
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East Quogue Baseball Team

Many towns had baseball teams, it was a great form of recreation for both the players and the spectators. During this time there were men's, women's and elementary age teams.  

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Hanging out Around Town

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Thank You for visiting our exhibit, we hope you enjoyed it.

Photo Credits

East Quogue Historical Society Archives

Mendenhall Collection

NY Historical Newspapers

Newspapers.com

David Philips

Suffolk County Historical Newspapers