Scoville Hall Destroyed in Fire

The Amagansett Presbyterian Church's Scoville Hall was destroyed by fire early Saturday. Bridget LeRoy

Scoville Hall, the 1925 building used by the Amagansett Presbyterian Church for social events, meetings, and fund-raisers, was destroyed in a pre-dawn fire on Saturday morning. The cause was under investigation.

Sirens blared over Amagansett sometime after 3 a.m. Saturday. Additional help came from neighboring fire departments.

Meeting House Lane remained closed into Saturday afternoon with crime scene tape and police stationed at the Main Street intersection.

The building that would later become Scoville Hall was dedicated in March 1925 and known as the Parish House. In 1973 it was renamed in honor of the Rev. Clarence Beecher Scoville, who had guided the congregation from 1919 to 1943. He died in 1972, according to Carleton Kelsey’s “Amagansett: A Pictorial History.”

Albert Warren Topping of Bridgehampton was the 90-foot-long hall’s builder. It was designed by H.S. Waterbury of New York City.

 

Scoville Hall, as it appeared in an undated photograph
Amagansett Historical Society


Comments

Thanks for the report David, and I love the history! Thanks the the Amagansett FD supported by Springs, East Hampton, and Montauk for their quick attack on the building. This is a loss for all of Amagansett, since so many people depend on that building! The Food Pantry, AA (is there every day!), Church of the Nazarene (they lost all their expensive electronics and many documents), The Star of the East Masonic Lodge (who lost the first Bible issued to the lodge, membership records, and their antique furniture and paintings), Women's Guild, two Sunday Schools, Weight Watchers, and more. Jerry Simons Chair, Buildings & Grounds Committee Amagansett Presbyterian
Oh, no, this is terrible! So sad!!