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Historical artist residence will likely be demolished

September 28, 2016 05:47PM

Laffalot property at

Laffalot property at 11 Ochre Lane

Tough luck for William Merritt Chase. One of the remaining structures that comprised his Shinnecock School of Art in the late 19th century, the Laffalot property at 11 Ochre Lane was in talks to be salvaged after its sale in 2013. The new owner, which tax records indicate is former diplomat John Danilovich, wants to tear down the historic structure because it would be too expensive to restore. Subsequently, the Southampton Town Landmarks and Historic Districts Board began preservation talks with its across-the-street neighbors, who initially agreed to take on the endeavor if the town split the cost of transportation and restoration. But they declined that proposal this week, 27East reported, saying it wouldn’t be enough. [27E] — Cathaleen Chen