Finding history in Long Island seems to be as easy as turning a corner.
Upon my little journeys through Seaford and Wantagh, I come upon places people might know and some that are more hidden. Just because a building, home or area is not marked by the historical society that doesn't mean it didn't play its part in the community's history.
This past winter I noticed a really interesting historic home while driving down Seamans Neck Road. I had to stop and take some photos. Located at 3875 South St., Seaford is a little colonial cottage that I am sure has plenty of stories to tell.
I couldn't find much information on the home but I do know it was built in 1868. With gray shingles and a clapboard structure, it sure brings a bit of history to the block.
It appears to have two fireplaces, one in the front and also in the back of the home. The windows also look original and most have green trim. The design and placement of the windows truly represent colonial/Greek Revival style as they are set evenly and somewhat far apart. Notice two sets of three-pane frieze windows along the top as well.
The one story home sits on less than a quarter acre of land and includes a small attic and 1/4 of a basement. It is also surrounded by grand old trees that add to its historic beauty. It really is a cute and nostalgic symbol of the past.
There are a number of homes in the area that allow local history to live on. Just take a look around and see for yourself. Go on your own journeys and see what you find. You might just be surprised what hidden treasures you'll discover.