Everybody up for...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Everybody up for...

...what is hoped will be the first annual Historic House Tour under the auspices of the Westhampton Beach Historical Society.

It happens this Saturday, May 5th from Noon to 4:00 pm, and the homes included are the Griffing Halfway House on East Main Street and the fully restored Howell Homestead four doors to the West on the corner of Main and Aspatuck.

The remainder of the six stops on the self-guided tour are also in the village and well as in Remsenburg and West­hampton, and is followed by a "Gala Benefit Reception" beginning at 4:30pm at another historic locale, Casa Basso Restaurant.

'Tain't cheap... $50 for the House Tour (which includes a map and a descriptive brochure) and $35 for the reception.

I'll pass on the latter since me 'n' Basso's haven't gotten on very well since the mid-'60s, but I'll be interested to see what has been done with the houses on either side of me, both of which I well remember from the earlier decades on my life.

And it's for a good cause... I'd love to see more work done on the Foster-Meeker Cottage.


1. Jim Cordo said...

Back in the '70s, for one or two Summers I think, the Howell House, as it was called, was rented out room by room to waitresses and bartenders and other seasonal help for a pretty fair price. We had a ball! One of the greatest summers ever. I'm grinning from ear to ear just typing this.

Hmmmmmmmmn! Either you're talking about the Howell House Annex (immediately North of what was later Club Pierre-Alain), or it was earlier because, upon recollection and belief, the Howell House proper, a three story edifice overlooking Main Street, was razed in early 1970.
The Howell House, circa 1910
– Dean

2. Jim Cordo said...

Must have been the annex. It didn't face Main Street.

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