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 groups are more than two years into the process of filing an application to get a stretch of Main Road placed on the state Register of Historic Places — and eventually the national register.
And property owners are getting an extra two months to weigh in the proposal. (more…)