Nathaniel Rogers - This historic home at the corner of Montauk Highway and Ocean Road was built as a simple farmhouse in 1824 and transformed in 1840 by renowned “miniature portrait” artist Nathaniel Rogers into one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in New York State. It turned into a fashionable hotel in the 1890’s. But it fell into disrepair. Now it’s undergoing a multi-phase, multi-million dollar renovation with funding from the Bridgehampton Museum, Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. It could be ready for public use by mid 2018. When complete, the building will house the collection of the Bridgehampton Museum and be open to the public.
2003 - Town acquired property through Community Preservation Funds, 5 acres
2011 - Some exterior and roofing construction began
2015 - Current phase of the restoration including HVAC, electrical, doors and windows