What better way to celebrate National Preservation Month than by interviewing Jason Crowley, Preservation Director of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquties (SPLIA)?
Jason comes to Long Island by way of Vermont, Charleston, Columbia University and years of work on the front lines of preservation. You’ll hear his take on the unique challenges and opportunities the Island represents, with our complicated map of towns, villages and hamlets accompanied by preservation laws of varying degrees of strength and effectiveness. We’ll also go over many of the local, state and national preservation agencies that you’ll want to tap when it comes time to fight for a historic site.
Founded during the post-World War II building boom on Long Island, SPLIA works to preserve all aspects of Long Island’s built environment in conjunction with partners from the East River to Montauk. Headquartered in Cold Spring Harbor, they own additional historic sites in Lloyd Harbor, East Setauket and Sag Harbor.
Finally, Jason and Connie compare notes on strategies to preserve historic landmarks, particularly religious buildings and the surviving works of noted Sayville architect Isaac H. Green.
And keep an eye out for SPLIA’s #MyLongIslandLandmarks exhibit opening in June.
Stream in the player above or download audio.
- Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquties
- Suffolk County Historic Services
- Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve
- Sag Harbor Historical Society
- Save Sag Harbor
- Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980 by Caroline Rob Zaleski (find in a library via WorldCat)
- A. Conger Goodyear House
- Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies (ASCHS)
- Long Island’s Chambers of Commerce
- “The Migration of Jupiter Hammon and His Family” (from the Long Island History Journal)
- New York City Historic Districts Council
- New York Landmarks Conservancy
- “New York City’s Landmarks Law at 50” (from the NY Times)
- New York State Historic Preservation Office
- Plan for Jones Beach State Park
- Preservation League of New York State
- New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network
- Tax Credit Programs – Historic Preservation Office
- Sacred Sites (New York Landmarks Conservancy)
- Friends of the Winooski