Long Island’s rich cultural heritage is deeply rooted in the historic places that surround us. From the farming villages of the East End, to the fishing industries of the Great South Bay, to the North Shore’s Gold Coast estates, historic places help shape our communities and tell our stories. Yet every year, many irreplaceable buildings and neighborhoods on Long Island are threatened by demolition, neglect, and inappropriate development.
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA)’s Endangered Places List aids preservation efforts on Long Island by raising awareness and generating public support for saving threatened places. Endangered Places receive priority access to SPLIA’s advisory services to assist local advocacy groups with their preservation goals. Endangered Places are also featured on SPLIA’s website, social media, and other outreach activities. Several of SPLIA’s Endangered Places have achieved great preservation outcomes, including the John Coltrane Home, the Oyster Bay Train Station, and the Roslyn Grist Mill, where restoration projects are underway.
Is an important historic place in your community threatened? Please submit a nomination to SPLIA’s Endangered Places!
Postmark deadline for completed nominations is January 31, 2017