Every year important historic places across Long Island are threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to a lack of appreciation for their historic value, or the inability to develop sustainable long-term plans for preservation and stewardship. In 2010, Preservation Long Island (née Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities) established its Endangered Historic Places Program with the goal of raising region-wide support for historic places facing precarious circumstances.
We work in collaboration with surrounding communities and local advocates to find effective preservation solutions for Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places. Nominations are open to the public and listings are selected based on several key criteria, such as overall historic significance, the severity of the threat, and the urgency of the preservation issues represented by the nomination. Listings reflect the variety of challenges facing the preservation of historic properties throughout our region. We invite all Long Islanders to join us in celebrating and supporting the important sites on Preservation Long Island’s List of Endangered Historic Places.