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)
The Riverhead and Southold landmarks preservation commissions have nominated the six miles of Main Road running through the hamlets of Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation will open up access to incentives that might help preserve some of the many historic structures along this stretch of rural highway that serves as the gateway to the North Fork. (more…)
BARBARBAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | East End Arts’ buildings are among the oldest structures in downtown Riverhead’s historic district.
First came getting added to the National Register of Historic Places, now come the signs.
The Riverhead Landmarks Preservation Committee will be mounting the first of 20 new signs Tuesday informing people that downtown Riverhead’s historic district — which was created as a town historic district in 2006 — is now on the National Register.
The first sign will be going up on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in front of The Riverhead Project restaurant on 300 East Main Street.