Endangered Historic Places 2017

SPLIA’s Endangered Historic Places List for 2017 consists of five properties that reflect the diversity of Long Island’s historic resources and cultural heritage, including a storied Montaukett homestead on the East End as well as the retreat of a famed poet-journalist in Roslyn Harbor. These places also reflect the variety of challenges confronting the preservation of historic properties throughout the region.

  • Cedarmere


    One of the most picturesque spots in Nassau County, Cedarmere was the primary residence of William Cullen Bryant, a 19th-century American poet and the influential editor of The New-York Evening Post for more than 50 years.

  • George and Sarah Fowler House

    George and Sarah Fowler House

    East Hampton’s George and Sarah Fowler House offers an extraordinary glimpse into the lives of Montaukett Indians on Long Island since the 19th century, and reminds us that Native American history is an integral part of American heritage locally, regionally, and nationally.

  • Idle Hour

    Idle Hour

    Situated along the Connetquot River in the western portion of Oakdale, Idle Hour is the former 900-acre estate of railroad mogul and financier William Kissam Vanderbilt I. The main house was designed by celebrated American architects Hunt & Hunt and Warren & Wetmore.

  • Reverend David Eato and Mary Baker Eato House

    Reverend David Eato and Mary Baker Eato House

    The Rev. David and Mary Baker Eato House is one of only five late 19th to mid-20th-century structures within the core of Setauket’s Bethel-Christian Avenue-Laurel Hill Historic District, a community established in the early 1800s by Native Americans and African Americans.

  • York Hall

    York Hall

    When York Hall opened in 1930 for patients and staff, over 90% of Kings Park residents worked at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. Now part of Nissequogue River State Park, this auditorium reflects the deep ties between the Kings Park community and the former Psychiatric Center.