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Historic Montaukett house slated for rehabilitation and landmark recognition

August 03, 2016 02:22PM

The Fowler house on

The Fowler house off Springs Fireplace Road (photo c/o Marguerite Wolffsohn)

A home that represents the last of the Montauketts will be recognized as a local landmark and rehabilitated by the Town of East Hampton. The property is the only known house to have been owned by the Montaukett’s, a Native American tribe of Algonquin-speaking people from the East End. It was built in the 19th century, and was originally owned by a Montaukett couple who were displaced from their property when the state forced their relocation, according to an article in 27East.  “It is an important symbol of Montaukett history,” Town Planning Director Marguerite Wolffsohn told Town board members in a recent letter. [27E] — Cathaleen Chen