How 21 Montauk Became The Home Of Sound Community Services

  • Building was proposed and accepted in 1888
  • Completed in 1889 at a cost of $46,554.94
  • 3rd floor was added in 1906 in response to the immigration surge of southern Italians to the community
  • Operated as a school from 1889 until 1979
  • Building design is a Roman revival design and originally with a Gothic slate roof
    • *the building sustained substantial damages during the hurricane of 1938 resulting in the roof needing to be replaced, as well as several windows*
  • In 1980 the building was purchased by Home Theater TV who wanted to demolish the building and build a contemporary office building
  • New London Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved this demolition
  • The community rallied around the Nameaug school property and ultimately saved the building and forced the ZBA to reverse their decision
  • In 1982 the building was purchased by the Nameaug Group (an investment group) and renovated into what became the Montauk Professional Building which housed lawyers, doctors, and dentists
  • In 2011 the Montauk Professional Building was sold to CIL and leased to Sound Community Services who will have full ownership of the property in June of 2041
  • Since assuming ownership of the building Sound Community Services has fully renovated and updated the entire building (with the exception of the masonry & elevator) creating an open and inviting community atmosphere for its employees and the people it serves