Posts Tagged:Montauk Community Church

Throwback Thursday- St. Therese of Lisieux Church

A few reference questions directed to the archives recently have centered around religious practice in Montauk before the construction of the two main church buildings in the village:  the Montauk Community Church (Presbyterian), dedicated in 1929, and St. Therese of Lisieux Church (Roman Catholic), which held its first public mass on August 31, 1931.  Both… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Anna Viola Olson

Algot Olson was a carpenter.  He moved from Sweden with his family to Montauk in the 1920s, presumably to work for Carl Fisher.  His wife was born Anna Johannsen (Americanized to Johanson).  The Olson family had a strong presence in the community, and were stalwart members of the Montauk Community Church. This beautifully printed baptismal… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Christmas Card

John Gordon was a “Student Pastor” when he came to Montauk in 1936.  He appears to have held that designation for about a year, until some time in 1937 when his name appeared in the “Churches” column of the East Hampton Star without the designation “Student.”  The peaceful scene of cozy domesticity that emanates from… Read more »