Written by Marc Katz Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00
Think you have a historic house?
The Great Neck Historical Society is introducing a way to bring your house some recognition. A Historical Society Recognition Plaque is available to community structures and places of architectural, historical or cultural interest, allowing residents and visitors to know that your house is part of Great Neck’s unique character and rich history.
The etched bronze, gold-tone plaque, an oval with a dark green background, declares that the building is “Recognized by the Great Neck Historical Society.” It comes accompanied by a Recognition Certificate, which gives a more detailed description of the recognition.
Property owners can apply for the plaque and certificate on the basis of a location’s outstanding architectural design; its clear example of a style, period or building or engineering method or landscape design; valued part of the cultural, political, economic or social history of the community; association with a noteworthy person, group or event; or representation of the growth and development of the community.
A Great Neck Historical Society committee will review applications and determine if a house, commercial building or institution is eligible for recognition.
Once recognized, the property owner is then able to purchase the plaque and accompanying certificate for $125 or $175, depending on size. Recognized structures may be listed on the Historical Society’s website and publicized to the media.
Further information about the recognition program is available by calling Historical Society President Alice Kasten at 466-8954 or Plaque Recognition Program Chair Joan Wheeler at 487-9494.