Lyzon Hat Shop

Lyzon Hat Shop

Located at 116 Main Street in Hampton Bays, this building dates back to the 1850’s and once served as a shop for one- of- a- kind hats by Walter King! The wealthy and royalty were his customers. Now this historic building will be enjoyed for generations to come. This structure was donated by Anita and Bryan Whalen to the Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society about ten years ago and then turned over to the Town of Southampton for preservation. The renovation was supported through the Community Preservation Fund.  The ribbon cutting and grand opening was held on June 30, 2018.  The Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society will now manage the exhibits and the museum.

TIME-LINE:

2018 - June 30Ribbon Cutting
2018 - Spring, Landscaping completed
2017 - Stewardship, Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society will include landscaping work
2017 - April, The Lyzon Hat Shop restoration has been completed.
2016 - Moved onto its new foundation next to the historic Prosper King House. Restoration begins.
2013 - Town acquires ownership of the building from the Hampton Bays Historical Society
2007 - Moved to current location and placed on steel beams to await new foundation
2005 - Town purchases land for relocation of Lyzon Hat Shop