Fall Guided Tour Day at Joseph Lloyd Manor!


Preservation Updates for Glen Cove and Port Jefferson 


Endangered Historic Places Nomination Deadline Extended



Preservation Long Island’s Education & Engagement Director, Andrew Tharler, leads a special extended access guided tour of one of Preservation Long Island’s historic houses focusing on the site’s history of enslavement and the ongoing work of the Jupiter Hammon Project. Attendees will step into spaces previously closed to the public.

We hope you can join us as we explore the complicated history of this home and the life and poetry of America’s first published African American poet, Jupiter Hammon(1711–before 1806). Click HERE for more details about the tour.

What: Extended Access Guided Tour of Joseph Lloyd Manor
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Times: 11:00 AM to12:00 PM or 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Joseph Lloyd Manor, 1 Lloyd Lane, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11724
Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members (Tour capacity is extremely limited. Advance registration required).

Register for 11 AM Tour

Register for 2 PM Tour


City of Glen Cove Amends Landmark Code

The restoration of the Woolworth Mansion in Glen Cove (pictured above) is on the agenda for the city’s reactivated Landmarks Preservation Commission. (Image credit: KJW Photography/Kevin J. Wohler).


The Glen Cove City Council recently approved an overhaul of its landmark preservation code to bring it into compliance with New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation standards.

“This is a positive step for preserving the city’s sense of history,” said Sarah Kautz, Preservation Long Island Director of Preservation and Advocacy. “The most important work of historic preservation happens at the local level because the only thing that can really protect a property from demolition or intensive redevelopment is a local landmark designation or local historic designation.”

More details about this decision and additional comments from Sarah Kautz

can be found in the Newsday article below.


Read Newsday Article


The Village of Port Jefferson Acquires William Tooker House!

The Willam Tooker House (pictured above in 2020), the oldest known structure in Port Jefferson Village still located at its historic building site, had been threatened by neglect, demolition, and urban renewal. In 2021, Preservation Long Island included the site in our Endangered Historic Places Program.

We are pleased to report that on October 3, 2022, the Village entered into an agreement to purchase the property from the current owners. Click HERE to read more about this latest development in the efforts to preserve a rare pre-1750 structure with strong ties to Long Island’s colonial past. 


Deadline Extended!

Do you know of an endangered historic place in your Long Island community?

We are accepting nominations for our 2023 Endangered Historic Places Program. Sites selected for the program receive technical assistance from our professional staff with tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities.

The selected sites are also featured on our website and social media to help build region-wide support for historic places facing precarious circumstances. Click HEREfor more details about the program. Click the button below if you are ready to nominate a site!

New Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Submit Your Nomination Here








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