In a show of support for the SANS preservation effort, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior urging Sag Harbor’s SANS Historic District be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Preservation Long Island has been an ardent supporter of SANS residents’ effort to gain recognition for their important historical community. Our research about the district’s historical significance is highlighted in Newsday’s article, Push to preserve Sag Harbor’s historic African American district, which discusses recent progress towards national recognition.

To learn more about the historically African American resort community read our blog posts The Founding and Future of Sag Harbor’s Azurest Subdivision and The Visionary Women of Sag Harbor’s Historic Azurest Community.

A SANS community gathering in Ninevah at the hand-built home of James and Barbara Brannen. Photo from the collection of John Pickens, courtesy of Sag Harbor Express.