In 1688, the world was still seven decades from the birth of Mozart. Queen Elizabeth I had been dead for 85 years and the American colonies wouldn’t secure their independence from England for nearly another century.
That same year, the house that’s believed to be Greenport’s first English residence was built.
More than 300 years later, the 2,220-square-foot saltbox-style structure, known today as the Youngs-Coyle House, still stands. In fact, the recently restored three-bedroom home was listed for sale earlier this month by Century 21 Albertson Realty in Southold. The asking price is $719,000.
[Photo caption: Built by Col. John Youngs in 1688, this Champlin Place home is believed to be Greenport’s first English residence. The house was originally located on what is now Robinson Road; the property was listed for sale earlier this month. (Credit: Courtesy photo)]