A 19th-century waterside mansion in Northport and historically African-American community in Sag Harbor have special significance on Long Island have been nominated for the New York State Register of Historic Places.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, June 2 that Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah Beach, also known as “SANS,” and The Stanley H. Lowndes House at 155 Bayview Ave. had earned recognition on the state registry, among 17 sites in New York that were nominated.
The sites are also nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.
The Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah Beach district was developed shortly after World War II as a summer resort for people of color along the Sag Harbor waterfront at a time when housing segregation and mortgage financing discrimination prohibited many middle-class African Americans from developing and enjoying resort housing.
The Stanley H. Lowndes House at 155 Bayview Ave. built in 1895 is a Queen Anne-style home built for Lowndes, a prominent regional figure and renowned oyster baron.
"These nominations pay tribute to some of the most exceptional and fascinating sites in New York State history," Cuomo said.
"By placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we can ensure these locations have the funding they need to preserve and promote the very best of New York's past, present, and future."
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