The Town of Babylon is proud to announce that it has received a 2020 Project Excellence Award from Preservation Long Island for the repair and adaptive reuse of of the Oak Beach Life-Saving Station/Community Center. Preservation Long Island stated that this award was granted because the Oak Beach project serves as "an excellent model for the public planning, grant funding, and completion of a major rehabilitation project at a historic civic building with severe storm damage."
This project was led by Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and Town Historian Mary Cascone after the structure experienced severe damage as a result of Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. It is now home to the Barrier Beach Civic Association and also features historical displays about the center’s past.
To learn more about the Oak Beach Life-Saving Station/Community Center and the 2020 Project Excellence Award, please visit this page on Preservation Long Island’s website. There you can listen to a podcast discussing the project and the award featuring Town Historian Mary Cascone, which can also be heard via the embedded player below.
Photo courtesy of Preservation Long Island.