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 […]
Preservation Long Island is pleased to welcome Kathleen Hennessy, a trustee of the Friends of the Coltrane Home, as a guest contributor. The John and Alice Coltrane Home was named one of Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places in 2011. Soon after, the house appeared on the National Trust’s 11 […]
Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, at Joseph Lloyd Manor since the house opened to the public in the 1980s. Hammon’s life and writings offer an exceptionally nuanced view of slavery and freedom on Long Island before and after the American Revolution. […]
Did you know that Jupiter Hammon, one of the first published African American authors, was born and raised in Lloyd Harbor? And, that jazz musician John Coltrane wrote his seminal A Love Supreme at his home in Dix Hills? These are just a few of the fascinating Long Island stories […]
Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization committed to working with Long Islanders to protect, preserve, and celebrate our cultural heritage through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections. We were founded in 1948 as the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in response to […]