Keeping Time in Sag Harbor (Hardback)
Short Description for Keeping Time in Sag Harbor Sag Harbor's architecture encompasses buildings from American Revolution, including eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions lining Captains Row and buildings such as Custom House. This book presents work to protect its architecture. It charts how Sag Harbor has struggled to retain its identity while learning to sustain itself on tourism.
- Published: 30 August 2007
- Format: Hardback 312 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781930066687 ISBN 10: 1930066686
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Full description for Keeping Time in Sag Harbor
For three hundred years, Sag Harbor has been a prism reflecting facets of American history, from its heyday as a whaling port worthy of mention in "Moby-Dick", to a factory town shipping out Bulova watches, to its latest reincarnation as an alternative retreat to the exclusive Hamptons. Stephen Longmire explores its many stories in "Keeping Time in Sag Harbor". Sag Harbor's architecture encompasses buildings from the American Revolution to the present, including the stately eighteenth- and nineteenth-century mansions lining "Captains Row" and public buildings such as the early Custom House. The work to protect this architecture in the face of booming real estate development is at the heart of Longmire's account. Longmire's color photographs and archival images are interspersed with interviews with new and old residents, and together they reveal the evolving character of the village, as the book charts how Sag Harbor has struggled to retain its identity while learning to sustain itself on tourism. "Keeping Time in Sag Harbor" is an intimate portrait of a historic American village that stands as an example of the challenge facing American communities from Santa Fe to South Beach.