Founded in 1659, the Village of Quogue's history runs deep, but overtime, many of the area's historic structures have been lost, demolished to make room for newer buildings and homes.
That is why a group of residents have band together to create a committee that will explore an idea to create two voluntary historic districts that they hope will help preserve what is left of the village's vast history.
The committee, which is made up representatives of the Quogue Historical Society and other community organizations, as well as interested residents are proposing to have the two districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The districts, the committee said will be known as Quogue Street East and Quogue Street West and will include at least 168 structures.
"The Historic Districts will tell the story of 200 years of Quogue’s history—from early settlement to the boarding house era of the late 19th century to the summer cottages and homes of the early 20th century," said the committee.
Landowners are being asked to participate on a voluntary basis and if they agree, the committee said no restrictions whatsoever will be placed on the rights of the property since the districts will be created without authority from the Village of Quogue.
All those interested in learning more, can attend an informational meeting that is scheduled to take place on Oct. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Quogue Village Hall Courtroom on Jessup Avenue.
In attendance at the meeting will be members of the committee, as well as Southampton Town Historian Zach Studenroth, who is assisting with the project.
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