Current Preservation Projects
Restoration of the 1822 One-Room Schoolhouse
Photo: The 1822 Schoolhouse, in its new location on the east side of the
Library grounds near Quogue Street.
The 1822 one-room Schoolhouse, said to be the oldest surviving schoolhouse building on the East End of Long Island, is indisputably the most important historic public building in the Village of Quogue. The 198-year-old building is not only a rare example of its type and form, it preserves a remarkably high degree of architectural integrity.
To learn about the history of the 1822 Schoolhouse and the current restoration, click here.
To take a virtual tour of the 1822 Schoolhouse with school teacher Miss Lizbeth Griffin, click here.
Commemorative National Register Bronze Plaques
On February 2, 2016, the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior approved the Quogue Historic District for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Listing in the National Register provides a truly meaningful recognition of what residents have known for many years – that Quogue possesses (as stated on the National Register website): “a remarkable collection of architecture that reflects Quogue’s history as an early agricultural community transformed into a predominantly seasonal community during the nineteenth century.”
“Contributing” properties (i.e., retaining their historic integrity) within the Quogue Historic District are individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places and eligible to obtain a plaque that recognizes their historic significance. This year, we initiated a new plaque program to recognize properties of historic significance located in the Village of Quogue, but not within the Quogue Historic District.
We believe the display of these handsome bronze plaques on properties throughout the Village will honor Quogue’s rich architectural and cultural history as well as the people who maintain and restore these rare and precious documents of our past. We hope you will consider purchasing a plaque for your property.
“Quogue is unique on the East End – remarkably, it holds a rich stock of 18th, 19th century, and early 20th century houses that still retain a high degree of architectural and historical integrity.”
Zach Studenroth, former Southampton Town Historian
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Quogue Historical Society
at 631- 996-2404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.