West Meadow Beach Electronic Book



The cottages of West Meadow Beach in Setauket-Stony Brook harbor were the oldest and largest summer bungalow community left on Long Island. Beginning in 1917, city and local residents built simple, traditionally-designed bungalows that were passed down from generation to generation.

The cottages were demolished in fall 2004 under a state law. The focus of community battles, their fate was uncertain as preservationists tried to save this unique community. In West Meadow Beach, folklorist Nancy Solomon documents the traditional lifestyle and architecture of the cottage residents through historic and contemporary photographs, architectural drawings, and first person narratives. The cottages were enduring reminders of Long Island’s fame as a summer vacation place.

This popular book is now out of print. If you would like to order this electronic version, the cost is $10.

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