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Artifacts recovered from excavations of Joseph Lloyd Manor attest to Indigenous settlements on the site as far back as 1000 BCE. Volunteer as an Educator at the Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor and help share this history and more! Click here to learn more:
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“The nomination is a meaningful start to a process that should recognize the significance of the entire campus of the former hospital,” – Alexandra Wolfe, Preservation Long Island Executive Director.
York Hall, one of our 2017 Endangered Historic Places has been included in the NY State Parks & Historic Sites list to be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places - NPS
Visit our Endangered Historic Places page on our website to learn more about York Hall, one of many significant historic and cultural resources that is part of the Kings Park State Hospital/Psychiatric Center Historic District campus. https://preservationlongisland.org/york-hall-town-…
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Kings Park Psychiatric Center's York Hall nominated for historic place registersThe shuttered York Hall served as a gathering place for patients, staff and neighbors for much of the 20th century.
York Hall is a good step in the right direction! Kudos to PLI for your Endangered Historic Places program and Action Alerts bringing public attention to our Long Island heritage! In the township of Smithtown, more historic places deserve to be listed on the NR. For a quarter-century, from 1993 to 2018, not one building was nominated and listed NR in Smithtown township until the 2019 Nomination I wrote voluntarily, as a resident, for the Frederick and Annie Wagner Residence (1912, Gustav Stickley) and St. Patrick’s Church (Byzantine Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 1929, McGill & Hamlin), followed by the 2020 Nomination I prepared with SHPO for the Hauppauge United Methodist Church (1806, oldest in the township) and Cemetery, underrepresented churches and the first of their faiths in the township to be listed NR. Other places and even civic sculpture (the Smithtown Bull, Head of the River Park) I’ve researched resulting in NRE (Eligible) status, are waiting (years) for their owners (including the Town itself) to say ‘yes’ and be listed on the NR. There’s so much more to do to bring Historic Preservation in this township outside the fence line of the Historical Society.
Christopher La Bella