The Real Deal New York

Sag Harbor community pushes for historic status

September 07, 2016 05:09PM

Sag Harbor Historic Status MAIN

An Amaza Lee Meredith-designed house in Azurest

As outside money pours into Sag Harbor, homeowners in three historically black neighborhoods are seeking historic preservation status for their rapidly changing community. The residents of Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest and Ninevah subdivisions — known collectively as SANS — petitioned Sag Harbor Village Mayor Sandra Schroeder to survey the subdistrict and grant it historic and cultural designation, 27East reported. During segregation, black working-class families looked to SANS for their summer getaway. And it was here that Amaza Lee Meredith, one of America’s first documented black female architects, built her career, designing homes for friends and family. If the neighborhoods receive the landmark status, home values will likely rise. [27East] — Cathaleen Chen