Centerport Building Considered for Landmark Designation

The Huntington Town Board is considering whether to designate a Centerport building as a historic landmark.

Robert S. Kissam, a member of the Huntington Historic Preservation Commission, spoke in favor of the designation at a Town Board public hearing last week. He said the building at 15 Park Circle was built in 1901, and designed in Carpenter Gothic style.

“It’s a win-win, saving a local landmark,” Kissam said.

The building was constructed as housed a Methodist Church, which outgrew the space and relocated to 97 Little Neck Road in 1979. 

Town of Huntington spokeswoman Lauren Lembo said the designation would not affect the use of the building, which is being transformed from office space into a funeral home. The designation would affect exterior architectural changes only.

Carpenter Gothic refers to an architectural style  rooted in the Gothic Revival movement, which used elements of a medieval architecture style called Gothic to decorate homes and public structures like churches.  Gothic characteristics normally created for stone cathedrals and uses them in buildings made of wood. Kissam said the style was rare in Huntington.

The Town Board took no immediate action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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