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Residents try to save 1790s Babylon Village home

House said to date back to 1790's has

House said to date back to 1790's has been bought by a developer who wants to demolish it and turn it into modern housing. (Aug. 14, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

A group of Babylon Village residents opposed to the proposed demolition of a Deer Park Avenue home said to date to the 1790s is scheduled to meet trustees next week in an attempt to head off the demolition and protect the village’s historic buildings.

The group, calling itself the Committee for the Formation of the Babylon Village Preservation Society, will “share our concerns with the board about the evaporation of our golden oldies,” member Stanis Beck wrote in an email.

Members of the Ognibene family said in August that they planned to build three new houses at 527 Deer Park Ave.

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The house that stands there now was built in several stages, with the oldest part believed to be among the oldest structures in the village.

But members of the village historical society have said the house seems not to have played a great role in the village’s civic history, and village code offers no special protection for historic structures.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. next Tuesday at Village Hall.

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