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Rocky Point Historical Society Receives Preserve New York Grant

The Rocky Point Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has received a Preserve New York Grant!

Rocky Point Historical Society is one of this year’s Preserve New York (PNY)
grantees. Their grant of $6,685 will fund a Building Condition Report of the Noah Hallock Homestead. The Preservation League of NYS and their program partners at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation are thrilled to help fund this important work. The Noah Hallock Homestead, ca. 1721, is recognized as a landmark in Brookhaven Town and was
listed on the State and National Registers in 2013. It is one of the few remaining 18th century Cape Cod-style farmhouses in Suffolk County. Seven consecutive generations occupied the house until 1964.

The Rocky Point Historical Society is planning for their 25th anniversary by contracting Steward Preservation Services, LLC to produce a Building Condition Report of the Noah Hallock Homestead — thanks to a $6,685 Preserve New York grant. The resulting report will clarify causes of deterioration, identify areas of instability for corrective restoration or repair, and develop work descriptions to assist the Historical Society in obtaining bids for the necessary work.

View the Preserve New York Press Release

In Other News…

Edith Mahler, Trustee and Master Gardener for the Rocky Point Historical Society successfully conducted a Garden Tour of the Hallock Homestead on June 22, 2019.
Edith said: “Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a successful day…”

Edith Mahler, 3rd from the left, conducted the Garden Tour at the Noah Hallock Homestead on Saturday, June 22nd. It was a very successful event with 67 amazed and pleased guests, who left smiling! It was a beautiful day!

Best Wishes to the McCarricks on their well deserved retirement!  McCarrick’s Dairy has been conducting their business in Rocky Point for the past 71 years.  We wish all the best to Kevin, Bridget and Hugh.  We congratulate them on providing one of the best and oldest businesses in town.

Congratulations to Joe Cognitore as 67th Grand Marshal at this year’s Friends of St. Patrick Parade. Joe serves as Commander of the VFW Post #6249 at Rocky Point. As a Vietnam veteran he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign and Air Medals. He was inducted in the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2005. He works closely in providing homes for wounded veterans and their families, along with the Suffolk County Veteran Commanders, the Long Island Home Building Corporation and Landmark Properties. Joe was instrumental in helping us obtain the rock and our memorial to Rocky Point’s Civil War soldiers in Old Depot Park. He helped establish the Diamond in the Pines 9/11 Memorial and the German Shepherd Service Dogs Memorial. Joe is always helping people, driving them to doctor’s appointments. Along with Mark Baisch, he was honored by the Times Beacon and the Rotary Club for their service as Persons of the Year. He serves on a Committee to Congress on behalf of our veterans Our deep gratitude to Joe Cognitore for his continued and faithful commitment to serve our community.

An engraved clock was presented during our Christmas Dinner at Caruso’s on December 8th to our Honorary Member, Mark Baisch of Landmark Properties, for his generous support in saving the historic Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Homestead.