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The Long Island History Project

It’s a long island with a long history. Want to hear it? Interviews with historians, scholars, authors and anyone with a story to tell and a passion for this unique region of New York.

May 17, 2017

If you needed a house built in Sayville around the turn of the last century, Isaac H. Green, Jr. was your man. To attest to this fact, you can still see many of his buildings on Main Street, off Brook St., along Middle Road, down into Oakdale and beyond. He designed churches and carriage houses as well as summer estates and farm buildings. His client list included the Vanderbilts, the Bournes and the Cuttings. His biggest fan, however, is Connie Currie.

On today's episode, Connie describes her over fifty year pursuit of the life and buildings of Isaac H. Green. She started with Meadow Croft, the summer home he designed for John Ellis Roosevelt. Her research odyssey took her to Oakdale, East Hampton and all the way up to Bar Harbor, Maine as she tracked the career of Sayville's favorite son.

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