I grew up in a home right across the street from this building, In fact, my parents still live there. In the early 80’s this was owned by the MacPhee’s. A very nice older couple originally from Canada.
I spent quite a bit of time over there, and found the place very fascinating. There has been quite a few additions to the building over the years, but records indicate that the original structure dates back to the 1700’s.
History also shows that it was a farm, a boarding house, a hunting club, a summer resort, and a number of other uses over time. Quite a few famous names are attached to the history of this building as well. I know the Roosevelts had spent time there, and I recall as a kid, seeing a picture hanging on the kitchen wall, of Al Capone – standing on the porch of this building.
I feel that historically, it would be a real loss for the community to have this building
removed. It has obviously seen better days, but at 250 years old, she is still standing, and that has to count for something.
I’d love to see the plans for this project come to fruition. I believe the history of our small hamlet deserves to see this treasure once again returned to its glory.
I have been driving past this place for 20 years and each time I said … “someone should fix this place up”… It could be beautiful. Then one day due to my successful solar company Solar Universe/Repower in Mattituck, and my brilliant wife, family, and dynamic team of people I work with, we had the funds, the knowledge, and the partners to get it done! We have been on this journey for about 19 months, and it has been terrific to see the support, the ideas, and the stories from the community! We have worked with several groups of people over the last year to come up with the project you see here on this web site. Thank you for your support and for sharing your history!
Please add your stories about the property at 1380 Flanders also known as : “The Brewster House”, “Hallock Fanning House”, “Grove House”, “Captian Pennies”, “Police Station”, and “Hotel”….and any other names that we don’t know about yet.
I thank you for the support online with Restoration Equity Group, and the 1380 Flanders house. Your support motivates us.