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.
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!
UPDATE: The embattled Meadowbrook Bank building was demolished in early December 2019 to make way for a car dealership. The property was eligible for listing on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and had immense potential for revitalization using financial incentives from both the Federal and State Historic […]
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 […]