Sagaponack History & Culture
As well-known as Sagaponack’s current moment of splendor is, the village also has quite a rich historical background. The Sagaponack Historic District loosely forms a spine along Sagg Main Street, incorporating over 130 buildings, sites, and structures that preserve the village’s past and growth. Wood-frame houses from the village’s earliest days — the oldest dating to around 1692 — stand alongside those in Victorian-era styles from the late 19th century, plus 20th-century shingle-style and Colonial Revival homes. Two entries in the district straight out of pastoral America are the c.1885 red one-room schoolhouse and the c.1880 combination general store-post office. Respectively, they represent the sole public and lone commercial buildings in Sagaponack. Tranquil nature still thrives between trips down memory lane — whether at Poxabogue County Park on the Bridgehampton border, the Madoo Conservancy's colorful garden, or the Sagaponack Sculpture Field.