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Letter: Historic home should remain

The home at 51 Pond Lane in Southampton

The home at 51 Pond Lane in Southampton Village, believed to be the former home of Pyrrhus Concer, a slave born in Southampton in 1814. (Sept. 26, 2013) Credit: Gordon M. Grant

How sad that the current homeowners deliberately purchased a home of such historical significance with the sole intent to destroy it ["Demolition of ex-slave's East End house delayed," News, Oct. 25].

Once again, this selfishness demonstrates the new American mantra of "It's all about me."

Long Island has a rich history, but few surviving structures to celebrate it. Hopefully, this house and its historic significance will survive.

Adrienne Bryant, Northport