Preservation Awards 2020!Awardees from Sag Harbor, Sea Cliff, Babylon, Remsenburg and Oakdale are recognized for excellence in historic preservation.

Preservation Long Island’s biennial Preservation Awards 

recognize individuals, organizations, and projects

that demonstrate extraordinary achievement

in historic preservation on Long Island.


Preservation Long Island is pleased to announce four Project Excellence Awardsand one Organizational Award:

The Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest, and Ninevah Subdivisions (SANS) Community’s National Register Historic District Survey & Nomination (Project Excellence)
The SANS Historic District is an important step forward towards greater representation of African American history within the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Village of Sea Cliff’s Window Restoration and Façade Rehabilitation at the Sea Cliff Firehouse (Project Excellence)
This project exemplifies how the restoration of historic firehouses can be a worthwhile and cost-effective investment for communities.

The Town of Babylon’s Repair and Adaptive Reuse of the Oak Island Beach Life-Saving Station/Community Center (Project Excellence)
This project provides an excellent model for the public planning, grant funding, and completion of a major rehabilitation project at a historic civic building with severe storm damage.

The John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation’s Repair and Adaptive Reuse of the Tuttle-Fordham Mill (Project Excellence)
The rehabilitated Tuttle-Fordham Mill offers an excellent example of the adaptive reuse of an old industrial structure as a creative office space.

The Oakdale Historical Society (Organizational Excellence)
This not-for-profit organization has organized and led successful advocacy campaigns and continues to serve their community as effective advocates for preservation and vigilant stewards of local history.

Visit the 2020 Preservation Awards page to learn more about the outstanding achievements of this year’s awardees.

2020 Awards Celebration Podcasts!

Preservation Long Island has partnered with Chris Kretz of The Long Island History Project to celebrate this year’s awardees with a special podcast series featuring interviews with each of the five honorees discussing their organizations and the histories they are fighting to preserve. 
All five podcast episodes are available for your listening pleasure on our website. Set aside some binge-listening time this weekend!—–
In the kick-off awards podcast, Renee V. H. Simons, local homeowner, and SANS Steering Committee Chair, shares her personal history with the area and discusses the ongoing efforts to preserve and maintain the community’s important history and sense of place.


AAQ / Resource: McDonough & Conroy Architects