Important historic places across Long Island are threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to a lack of appreciation for their historic value, or the inability to develop sustainable long-term plans for preservation and stewardship.
Preservation Long Island (formerly the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities), established the biennial Endangered Historic Places Program with the goal of raising region-wide support for historic places facing precarious circumstances.
Preservation Long Island has announced a call for nominations for the 2023 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP). Nominations are open to the public and can be submitted digitally through the EHPP 2023 Nominations portal on the organization’s website.
Endangered Historic Places Program sites on Long Island are selected by a panel of Preservation Long Island staff, experts in architecture, historic preservation, and other related fields, as well as members of Preservation Long Island’s Board of Trustees.
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.
All nominations must be received by Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Nomination materials should be submitted online via the Preservation Long Island website. For more information about the program or nomination process, contact Preservation Director, Sarah Kautz, at (631) 492-4664 x105 or email@example.com.
Photo of Peter Crippen House, Town of Huntington, one of Preservation Long Island’s 2021 Endangered Historic Places provided.