Among Smithtown’s underappreciated examples of exceptional 20th-century architecture is a house designed by Gustav Stickley. Originally built in 1912 as a private residence for Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Wagner, the house has served as a rectory since the mid-20th century.
Our blog Preservation Long Island: Everything Worth Celebrating 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.
Preservation Long Island is home to an extraordinary collection of regional artworks and artifacts that document Long Island’s ever changing landscape, its rich history, and the people who have called it home.
We recently joined Governor Andrew Cuomo and several representatives from the State Parks Regional Office at the opening ceremony for the newly restored Marine Dining Room at Jones Beach State Park’s West Bathhouse.
Preservation Long Island recently unveiled a new poster about the history and design of the Custom House fence in Sag Harbor! We invite you to visit the Custom House to learn more about one of the most elaborately crafted 19th-century fences on Long Island!
Located just beyond Old Town Hall Historic District, the Old Huntington Firehouse at 235 Main Street is one of the community’s great civic buildings. Unfortunately, the significance of the firehouse as an important site of civic heritage has never been officially recognized.
When the Meadow Brook Bank (also know as the First National Bank) was constructed in 1929, it was the tallest building on Long Island east of Jamaica. The bank went on to achieve its envisioned role in promoting commercial development, yet the building’s even bolder vision for property development in […]