Town of Southampton
Long Island, NY

Town Board Resolution

Resolution Designating the Southampton Art Village Site a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area


Department:Town AttorneySponsors:Councilwoman Bridget Fleming

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WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Southampton has received an advisory report from the Town of Southampton Landmarks and Historic Districts Board for the nomination of a Southampton Art Village site selection as a "Hamlet Heritage Resource Area"; and


WHEREAS, the Southampton Art Village site selection, defined in the report's map, includes properties situated on Ochre Lane, Studio Lane and Briar Lane, with the area generally described as bounded by Montauk Highway (Hill Street) on the south, New Lane on the north, Saint Andrews Road on the west and Tuckahoe Lane on the east; and additional historic resources in Southampton and Tuckahoe, including structures that were built between 1892 and 1911; and


WHEREAS, the Southampton Art Village site selection evokes a strong sense of character, helps convey the special heritage of the area, and meets the criteria set forth for "heritage resources" in §330-331(A) of the Town Code of the Town of Southampton; and


WHEREAS, a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area is an honorary title bestowed in recognition of the special character of a neighborhood, hamlet or area and does not change or affect the rights, uses or regulations currently affecting said area; and


WHEREAS, the historic features of the Southampton Art Village site selection include, but are not limited to, the twelve homes and associated accessory structures that formed a campus associated with the Shinnecock Summer School of Art headed by William Merritt Chase; and


WHEREAS, these structures, the majority of which were designed by Janet and William Hoyt and their contractor, John Aldrich, as well as by art school students and budding architects Katherine Budd and Grosvenor Atterbury, represent a broad array of historic architectural building styles, including Dutch Colonial, Shingle, Arts and Crafts, wigwam, Colonial Revival and Japanese, and convey a special sense of place; and


WHEREAS, the Town Board acknowledges that historical resources, when grouped together, not only have an educational value, but also exhibit the heritage of an area and, as such, should be honored; now therefore be it


RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby approves the Southampton Art Village site selection as a Hamlet Heritage Resource Area pursuant to §330-332 of the Town Code; and be it further


RESOLVED, that the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board shall list the Southampton Art Village Hamlet Heritage Resource Area in a directory maintained by said Board, with copies of the advisory report maintained on file in the Department of Land Management and the Office of the Town Clerk. 


Meeting History

Aug 14, 2012 1:00 PM Video Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
MOVER:Bridget Fleming, Councilwoman
SECONDER:Anna Throne-Holst, Supervisor
AYES:Anna Throne-Holst, James Malone, Christine Preston Scalera, Bridget Fleming, Chris Nuzzi