Its last use was as a multifamily dwelling more than 20 years ago. Now the house on 22 Windmill Lane in Southampton is boarded up, with some parts open to the elements. It's a dangerous eyesore, so the village is considering condemning it. But underneath the later additions and weird façade is a unique circa 1760 building once owned by sea captain Henry Rhodes.
The Henry Rhodes House is on the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities' third Endangered Historic Places List. Despite being moved in the 1920s and being extensively altered in the 1930s, "much of its original interior structure and architectural detail is remarkably well preserved," SPLIA said. There are only a handful of pre-Revolutionary houses left in Southampton. Let's save this one. Once they're gone, they're gone forever.
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