Southampton Town Historic Resources Map Offers an Abundance of Information
The Historic Resources Map, found via the Southampton Town Landmarks & Historic Districts Boards pages of the Town’s website (www.southamptontownny.gov/landmarks), has become a wonderful reference to anyone the least bit interested in the rich historic heritage of Southampton and its many historic structures. Whether you are a resident of Southampton, a local librarian, a teacher, a builder, a lawyer, a real estate broker, a business owner, or a visitor, this map provides deep insight into the diverse past and architectural treasures that exist throughout the Township, from Eastport to Sagaponack, and from Dune Road to Sag Harbor.
The map, launched in 2011, is fully interactive and displays photos and brief narratives of Southampton properties listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, locally designated as town landmarks, its cemeteries and burying grounds, and other sites of historic interest such as windmills and railroad stations. Hamlet Heritage Areas, such as those for Bridgehampton, East Quogue, Flanders, Hay Ground, Quiogue, Water Mill, and Eastport, are also depicted and are pictorially described through representational photographs, with each specific resource identified with a small flag and address.
Since 2011 the Southampton Town Historic Resources Map has been continually updated. It now has a search bar and boasts more than 1800 photos of over 140 historic structures, sites, districts, heritage areas, and markers.
The Southampton Town Board and its Landmarks & Historic Districts Board hopes the public will take full advantage of this free resource and are grateful for the tireless efforts and many hours spent by Susan Sherry Clark (LHDB), M. Ross Baldwin and James Gormely (GIS) on its maintenance. Its usefulness is consistently proven by the map’s logged traffic, and continuous requests for the landmark designation of the Town’s most preservation worthy buildings.