Preservation Long Island: Everything Worth Celebrating
SPLIA’s blog is inspired by one of Long Island’s first preservation advocates, the late Barbara Van Liew (1911-2005), whose extraordinary work was rooted in a hearty belief that: “Long Island is the Mesopotamia of this country whence springs everything worth celebrating and protecting in American architecture and culture”. From objects to landscapes, archives to fine art, there’s a lot to celebrate on Long Island and we’ll share it here with you.
Will this visionary building meet the wrecking ball? Or will it take its long-awaited place as the distinguished centerpiece of a dynamic mixed-use setting?
Guest blog contributor Kathleen Hennessy, a trustee of the Friends of the Coltrane Home, shares some exciting plans for the future of a place where two great American artists lived.
SPLIA has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, at Joseph Lloyd Manor ever since the house was opened to the public in the 1980s.
SPLIA’s new blog, Preservation Long Island: Everything Worth Celebrating, will launch February 2017. In recognition of Black History Month, February’s blog posts will highlight Long Island’s African American heritage.