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OLD FIELD POINT LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: LONG ISLAND NORTH SHORE
Nearest City: OLD FIELD
County: SUFFOLK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1823



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1868
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1933-1991
  • Automated: 1933
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD TOWER ON GRANITE HOUSE
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK/ORIG. WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: FA-251
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 74
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO (REMOVED)

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN GOTHIC REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
Other Structures: 1824 DWELLING, CISTERN IN BASEMENT OF TOWER, RADIOBEACON, 2-CAR 1960S WOOD FRAME GARAGE/SHOP, CEMENT BLOCK 1940S GENERATOR BLDG. NOW USED FOR STORAGE, FOUNDATIONS FOR 2 SKELETAL TOWERS USED BETWEEN 1933 AND 1991

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/TOWN OFFICES/RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: OLD FIELD VILLAGE (BUILDING) / U.S. COAST GUARD (OPTIC)

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
1824 DWELLING IS USED AS OLD FIELD VILLAGE TOWN HALL; 1868 HOUSE USED FOR TOWN OFFICES AND AS RESIDENCE



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