The submission period for our 2023 Endangered Historic Places Program has ended.


High tides bring the Great South Bay to the Summer Club Clubhouse in 2018. This site is one of our 2019 Endangered Historic Places. Photo by Dylan Wallace.

Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities while learning how to use tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach.

Local partners representing successful nominations receive technical assistance and advocacy support as they work to preserve at-risk historic places threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to the lack of sustainable long-term stewardship plans.

Endangered Historic Places are featured on Preservation Long Island’s website and social media. We also support our listing partners in developing informational materials, such as leaflets or brochures, outlining the history of a site and its preservation needs.

Nominations for our 2023 Endangered Historic Places Program are open to the public. Submissions are reviewed and selected by a panel of Preservation Long Island staff, experts in architecture, historic preservation, and other related fields, as well as members of our Board of Trustees.

Nominations submitted after Tuesday, November 15, 2022, will not be accepted. Please carefully review the eligibility criteria, submission instructions, and nomination checklist. To inquire about the program or nomination process, contact our Preservation Director, Sarah Kautz, at 631-692-4664 x105 or [email protected]

Significance: A nominated site must be historically, culturally, or architecturally significant and may encompass individual buildings, landscapes, structures, or any grouping thereof. However, the nominated site need not be listed on the National/State Registers of Historic Places or designated as a local landmark.

Threat: The existence and/or integrity of the nominated site must be seriously threatened. In addition to planned demolition, threats can include a pattern of neglect or exposure that will inevitably lead to loss; the planned introduction of harmful factors or insensitive redevelopment that will substantially diminish the context or setting; or inappropriate maintenance/alterations resulting in the loss of material integrity.

Impact: Inclusion in our Endangered Historic Places Program must have a positive impact on efforts to protect the nominated site. Nominators must demonstrate meaningful community interest and support for preservation of the site. Local partners must be sufficiently organized and prepared to advocate for preservation goals.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Preservation Long Island’s Advocacy Programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.