Marion Carll played a significant role in the Commack School District. She was born in 1885 in her family’s farmhouse, attended a one-room schoolhouse during the early years of her education. Since there was no high school in the area, she attended one in Jamaica, NY. Carll become a teacher and taught in the city and Commack.
After Carll retired from teaching in 1924, she became active in the Commack Grammar School that was once located on Jericho Turnpike. She was a treasurer and Census Taker from 1929 to 1954, and she also helped to organize the district’s first PTA, which she was president from 1926 to 1936. In 1957, the district renamed the grammar school to the Marion E. Carll School.
In addition to her school activities, Carll was active in the community. The former teacher created a map of historical sites and lead tours through the area.
When the Late Marion Carll left her farm to the Commack School District, in her last will and testament, it was her wishes to create a Public use Park and/or Farm, and at the same time prevent a private organization from purchasing nine acres and developing it.
The questionable selling price is far below market value. The total selling price is $750,000.00 (not a typo!) Thats seven-hundred-fifty-thousand for nine prime Commack acres. The Farm is listed on the National Register of Historical places.
A few facts:
The Marion Carll Farm was settled in 1701 and is the last remaining farmland in Commack.
The Marion Carll Farmhouse was built in 1860 and has been placed on the National Register of Historic places.
The Commack School District accepted the approximately 9 acre farm from Marion Carll upon the condition that it maintained the buildings as historical Museums and to utilize the land area as a type of farm school, school or camp for the children and residents of Commack Union Free School District #10.
It was important to Marion Carll to give back to the community. As an educator she understood the importance of preserving history. It is imperetive to save the Marion Carll farm so that current and future generations may have the experience and first hand knowledge of our communities past.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND BE A PART OF SAVING A PIECE OF HISTORY.
SAVE THE MARION CARLL FARM IN COMMACK!