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Remsenburg-Speonk, Town of Southampton, Suffolk County

Designated a Town of Southampton Historic Landmark in 1985, the building has been vacant since 2008. Once a center of industry in the area, the mill served as a location for carriage, wheel, and coffin-making throughout its history. Pressure has been placed on the owners by the community to maintain and rehabilitate the former saw mill. The owners claim the use is so restricted because of landmarks designation that they cannot find someone to purchase or lease the space, and instead, have let the property slowly deteriorate. The property is ideal for multiple uses, the site could become the East End’s version of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s artisanal manufacturing center.