As Southampton Town's Landmarks and Historic Board continues its mission to preserve existing historical sites across the town through its landmarks preservation amendment, Patch thought to provide a look back at those historic structures that have been demolished before they could be preserved.
The landmarks preservation amendment, which passed in October 2011, aims to preserve additional historic properties in town by lowering the number of property owners necessary to sign off on designating their neighborhood as a historic district, from 100 percent to 20 percent.
Prior to its adoption, Southampton Town, which is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States — settled in 1640 — had no mechanisms for preserving its vast history.
There are currently 12 official sites designated as landmarks in Southampton Towm. Among them, the Lyzon Hat Shop, Prosper King House and Canoe Place Chapel in Hampton Bays, the Noyac School House, the Fordham Mill in Southampton, the Water Mill Museum and the Nathaniel Rogers House in Bridgehampton.
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