Southampton Village Architectural Review Board Closes Mocomanto Hearing - 27 East

Southampton Village Architectural Review Board Closes Mocomanto Hearing

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Mocomanto on Lake Agawam in Southampton Village.

Mocomanto on Lake Agawam in Southampton Village. DCIM100MEDIADJI_0344.JPG

author on Feb 28, 2018
The Southampton Village Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review voted on Monday to close the hearing on an application to nearly double the size of a 125-year-old home known... more

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