FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2020
Preservation Long Island Announces Call for 2021 Endangered Historic Places Nominations
Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities. Nominations are open to the public and due FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020.
Image: Summer Club Clubhouse, Town of Islip in 2018. This site is one of Preservation Long Island’s 2019 Endangered Historic Places. Photo by Dylan Wallace.
Preservation Long Island, a regional preservation advocacy nonprofit, is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2021 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP). Nominations are open to the public and can be submitted digitally through the EHPP 2021 portal on Preservation Long Island’s website. All nominations must be received by Friday, December 18, 2020.
Do you know of an endangered historic place in your Long Island community? Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) 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.
Our EHPP listing partners 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.
EHPP listings are featured on Preservation Long Island’s website and social media. Listed sites may serve as locations for our Preservation in Progress Tour series, which highlights ongoing preservation projects at historic places throughout the region. 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.
Listings 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: EHPP listing will have a positive impact on efforts to protect the nominated site. The nomination demonstrates substantive community interest in preservation of the site. Local listing partners are sufficiently organized and prepared to advocate for preservation goals.
Nomination materials should be submitted online via our website at preservationlongisland.org. Nominations submitted after Friday, December 18, 2020, 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 631-492-4664 x105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Preservation Long Island
Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Long Island’s diverse cultural and architectural heritage through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections.
Preservation Long Island’s advisory and technical services support the work of our local partners in communities across the region. We offer direct consultation and strategic guidance for Long Islanders supporting local preservation projects, including historic resource surveys, local landmark designation, National Register listing, and restoration or adaptive reuse of historic buildings.
Preservation Long Island maintains an Endangered Historic Places list, recognizes excellence through our biennial Awards program, develops Special Reports, organizes Preservation in Progress events, and publishes our Preservation Notes newsletter and Blog.
Preservation Long Island stewards and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history including:
Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/joseph-lloyd-manor/
Custom House, Sag Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/custom-house/
Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket http://preservationlongisland.org/sherwood-jayne-farm/
Old Methodist Church and Exhibition Gallery http://preservationlongisland.org/methodist-church/
Andrea Hart, Public Affairs Director, Preservation Long Island
Sarah Kautz, Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island