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12/23/14 8:00am
12/23/2014 8:00 AM
A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road was proposed to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

Two years ago, the landmarks preservation commissions in Riverhead and Southold towns launched a plan to create a historic district along a six-mile stretch of Main Road from Aquebogue to Laurel. (more…)

10/23/14 3:32pm
10/23/2014 3:32 PM
A six-mile stretch of Main Road is being pitched for an historic district. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

A six-mile stretch of Main Road is being pitched for an historic district. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The National Register Historic District proposed for Main Road in Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel has already been rejected by the Riverhead Town Board — and it appears to be one heading that way with the Southold Town Board as well.

“The Town Board had decided that the fate of the proposed district in Southold would be left to the will of the property owners who own land included in the proposed district,” Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said. “We have had 19 owners raise objections and only four show support. Southold cannot support the proposed district moving forward based on those figures.” (more…)

09/11/12 2:00pm
09/11/2012 2:00 PM

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Richard Wines, chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, motions toward The Riverhead Project restaurant in the downtown historic district.

Local government officials and business owners unveiled signage along Riverhead’s East Main Street Tuesday morning to mark the newly-recognized downtown historic district, which was added to the National Register last month.

Four Town Council members, downtown Business Improvement District president Ray Pickersgill, The Riverhead Project restaurant owner Dennis McDermott and members of the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gathered outside the restaurant to praise the work of the commission in getting the coveted designation for downtown businesses.

The area along East Main Street was added to the National Registry in August, and is now eligible for tax credits.

Twenty signs, paid for by the Riverhead BID, will be posted along the streets, officials said.

The first sign was posted near the building housing The Riverhead Project on East Main Street. The mid-century modern building was built in 1962 and was home to several banks until it was converted into a restaurant in 2011.

“By having signs up people will look around and say ‘Oh wow, this really is historic,’ ” said Landmarks Preservation Commission chairman Richard Wines. “People like history, but they have to see it.”

A brief moment of silence was held before the ceremony to honor all of those, including office workers, police officers, firefighters, first responders and their families, affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that occurred 11 years ago.

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