Tooker House in Port Jefferson Station.

Tooker House in Port Jefferson Station. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Regional preservation advocacy nonprofit Preservation Long Island has announced the winners of its Endangered Historic Places program for 2021.

Pyrrhus Concer home in Southampton Village.

Pyrrhus Concer home in Southampton Village. Credit: Barry Sloan

Location: Pyrrhus Concer home site in Southampton Village

  • History: Site of African American history significant to Southampton.
  • Concern: Home is threatened by inter-municipal delays.

The program teaches participants how to use tools such as landmark designation, tax incentives and public outreach to achieve their preservation goals.

The program does not provide funding for projects on the list but can offer help in finding resources such as grants.

Peter Crippen home in Huntington.

Peter Crippen home in Huntington. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Location: Peter Crippen home site in Huntington

  • History: Strong ties to Long Island’s early colonial development and African American history.
  • Concern: Property is rapidly deteriorating.

Cold Spring Harbor-based Preservation Long Island introduced the program in 2010 and so far it has helped 27 historic structures in Nassau and Suffolk counties. This year the selected sites were culled from a record 20 submissions, said Sarah Kautz, preservation director.

James Brooks and Charlotte Park home and studios in Springs.

James Brooks and Charlotte Park home and studios in Springs. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Location: James Brooks and Charlotte Park home and studios in Springs

  • History: Locally landmarked home and studios of Abstract Expressionist artists.
  • Concern: Threatened by vandalism, disrepair, and demolition.

The nominated sites should fulfill three eligibility criteria: it must be historically, culturally, or architecturally significant and may encompass individual buildings, landscapes, structures, or any grouping thereof; the existence and/or integrity of the site must be seriously threatened from such things as planned demolition, a pattern of neglect or exposure that will inevitably lead to loss; and that being on the preservation list will have a positive impact on efforts to protect the nominated site.

"The selected sites were really compelling because there’s a really strong group doing the local advocacy, which is the core of the program," Kautz said.

St. James Firehouse in St. James

St. James Firehouse in St. James Credit: James Carbone

Location: St. James Firehouse in St. James

  • History: Firehouse in active service since 1925.
  • Concern: Threatened by a lack of resources and municipal support for much-needed repairs.

The 2021 list includes the Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah Subdivisions Historic District in Sag Harbor, over concerns of demolition and intensive redevelopment of one of Long Island’s most significant Jim Crow- and Civil Rights-era historic districts. The Rogers/Remz Grain & Feed Building in Port Jefferson Station is an example of an early industrial farming structure and is threatened by demolition and urban renewal. John Mackay III's "Happy House" is one of the few remaining Gilded Age country houses in the Village of East Hills and is threatened by demolition and subdivision.

Tooker House in Port Jefferson Station

Tooker House in Port Jefferson Station Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Location: Tooker House in Port Jefferson Station

  • History: A rare pre-1750 structure with strong ties to Long Island’s colonial past.
  • Concern: Threatened by neglect, demolition, and urban renewal.

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