Plandome Manor home dating back 3 centuries set to be demolished beginning Saturday

A home that dates back 300 years is set to be demolished on Long Island starting this weekend.

News 12 Staff

Jul 8, 2022, 9:58 PM

Updated 645 days ago

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A home that dates back 300 years is set to be demolished on Long Island starting this weekend.
The Richardson House was built in 1730 in Massachusetts and was then transported across the Long Island Sound in the early 1900s.
It has been in Plandome Manor for a century. A developer now has plans to knock it down and build a much bigger home.
Some of the pieces inside will be saved beginning Saturday, starting with taking three 100-year-old windows out and bringing them to another 1700s home where they will be installed.
There have been efforts by the village to save the Richardson House, but a vote determined it would be torn down.
There was a proposal to have it moved to a village-owned lot 1,000 feet away, but some residents wanted to preserve their green space in the residential area.
"I am happy it is not going to be next door, but I hope the old part of the house can be preserved," says Ruth Reeves, of Plandome Manor.
Reeves lives next to the open lot that is a small green space with a path to the train.
Other nearby residents voted against having the historical home turned into a village hall on the land.
Some say they wish they were given a say in the proposed plans for the house.


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