148 Main Street, Setauket

148 Main Street, Setauket

the bruce house

This solidly built house (c. 1924) was essentially untouched by time.  Purchased by the Trust in 2003 and carefully restored to retain its architectural integrity, it is now the Trust’s headquarters.
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The Rubber Factory Worker Houses

After years of planning and fundraising, the Trust moved these late 19th century structures to our headquarters’ property and is restoring them for adaptive reuse.  In 2013, the Town of Brookhaven awarded them “landmark” status – a step toward their listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
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97 Main Street, Setauket

97 Main Street, Setauket

tyler homestead

The Tyler Homestead property, including Patriots Rock Historic Site, is 2.6 acres and was acquired by the Trust in 2010.
Built in 1740 by Amos Smith, it was a farm with barns, outbuildings, and even a general store.  A new boundary fence
was installed in 2011. It is a private residence.


Patriots Rock from Main Street, Setauket

Patriots Rock from Main Street, Setauket

Patriots Rock Historic Site

This is the site of the Revolutionary War skirmish of 1777, the “Battle of Setauket.”  Local tree experts and landscapers have generously cleared underbrush, removed invasive trees, and installed a hand-split locust post-and-rail fence between it and the Tyler Homestead gardens.


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Stephen D. Matthews Nature Preserve

A conservation easement, acquired in 2006, protects this 10.8-acre coastal woodland owned by National Grid that buffers the Village of Poquott from the power plant.  The Trust is meeting the challenge of the storm damage and wind-felled trees from Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and recent snow storms.  The management plan includes controling invasive species and replanting with native plants and trees.


165 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook

165 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook

THE HAWKINS HOMESTEAD

The Hawkins Homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It stood empty for several years and was in serious need of extensive preservation and restoration when the Trust acquired it in 2013.  Continuing exterior and interior rescue efforts to secure the house’s future are a high priority of the Trust for 2015 – 2016. 


Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway    

Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway    

Friends of the Greenway

This committee of the Trust is the steward of the Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway, a nearly 4-mile long trail that was completed and officially opened in 2014. The committee has overseen several Eagle Scout projects and participated in the planning of the trail with the NYS DOT, which is using our program as a model for the rest of the state.


Photo by J. Roe-Ward

Photo by J. Roe-Ward

Gamecock cottage

This Three Village icon is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Built in the 1870’s on Shipman’s Point, likely as a safe haven for yachtsmen, it is now owned by the Town of Brookhaven.  The Trust will be the seasonal steward when the Town has completed the planned restoration.
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