Preservation Long Island Announces

Call for 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 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022.

Peter Crippen House, Town of Huntington, in 2021.

This site is one of Preservation Long Island’s 2021 Endangered Historic Places.Cold Spring Harbor — Preservation Long Island, a regional preservation advocacy nonprofit, is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2023 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP). Nominations are open to the public and can be submitted digitally through the EHPP 2023 Nominations portal on Preservation Long Island’s website. All nominations must be received by Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Do you know of an endangered historic place in your Long Island community? Important historic places across Long Island are threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to a lack of appreciation for their historic value, or the inability to develop sustainable long-term plans for preservation and stewardship. Preservation Long Island (formerly the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities), established the biennial Endangered Historic Places Program with the goal of raising region-wide support for historic places facing precarious circumstances.


“The program offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation in their communities while learning how to use tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach,” said Alexandra Wolfe, Preservation Long Island’s Executive Director. “Our program partners receive priority technical assistance from our professional staff and their listings are featured on our website and social media.”

“Recognizing significant historic places at the local level provides the strongest protection for historic resources on Long Island and across New York State,” said Sarah Kautz, Preservation Long Island’s Director of Preservation and Advocacy. “We work with partners selected for the program to develop informational materials outlining the history of a specific site and its preservation needs to help build awareness and support for historic preservation with residents and the municipal government in their community.”


Endangered Historic Places Program sites on Long Island 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: Inclusion in our Endangered Historic Places Program must have a positive impact on efforts to protect the nominated site. Nominators must demonstrate meaningful community interest and support for preservation of the site. Local partners must be sufficiently organized and prepared to advocate for preservation goals.

Nomination materials should be submitted online via our website at Nominations submitted after Tuesday, November 1, 2022 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

Preservation Long Island’s Advocacy Programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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 Preservation 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 Custom House, Sag Harbor Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket Old Methodist Church and Exhibition Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor


Andrea Hart, Public Affairs Director, Preservation Long Island; 631.692.4664×108
Sarah Kautz, Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island; 631.692.4664×105 



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