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Legislator Schneiderman Honors Hilda Lindley

Originally Posted: December 13, 2010

Montauk - On December 7, 2010 the Suffolk County Legislature approved Resolution 1112-2010, sponsored by Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) to name the blockhouse in Theodore Roosevelt County Park "The Hilda Lindley House." The Hilda Lindley's home, which is known as "the Blockhouse," was a World War II submarine spotting station disguised to look like a farm house. Lindley purchased the house in 1951. Years later Suffolk County through eminent domain took the property but the County agreed in 1976 to allow Mrs. Lindley and her family to remain at "The Blockhouse" under the provisions of a 35 year lease and the lease will expire in 2011.

Legislator Schneiderman wishes to show his sincere respect and admiration to recognize Hilda Lindley whom passed way in 1980. Hilda was a concerned citizen activist of the environment and helped to protect and preserve the flora, fauna, open spaces, public lands and natural resources of Montauk and the eastern end of Long Island. She was a founding member of Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) in 1970 and her dedication, extraordinary efforts and commitment to preserving and improving the Theodore Roosevelt County Park in Montauk will always be remembered.

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Guest from Montauk says::
Once I was lost in the trail her house is in, came across it, and now that house is a landmark to me. If they really want to honor her, you should've done more
Feb 21, 2012 12:23 am

Guest (Damian ) from montauk says::
It seems that she did a lot for Montauk and the only right thing to do is keep that lease going for her family.
Apr 18, 2011 8:17 pm

Guest (Guest) from NYc says::
It is rumored that the US Army built blockhouses @ Cedar Point, @ Camp Hero, @ Shagwong Point. And @ the Lindleys' (Blockhouse). All vandalized, spray painted, and all but eradicated from memory. All but the Lindleys'?? Aye. Such stewardship! If the County cannot uphold the "Trust", as exemplified by the decay of the other historical relics, it would perhaps behoove us all to encourage the Lindlley family to continue to uphold Hilda's care, and dedication, of her (and historically,our) Blockhouse. It is, after all, a Montauk legacy; a piece of our collective memory. Preserve. And Protect.
Dec 19, 2010 8:57 am

Guest (Guest) from 3rd Planet says::
Preserve HIlda's Blockhouse, preserve her memories. Preserve Diana's. John's. Daniel's. Preserve Montauk, preserve the heritage.
Dec 13, 2010 9:44 pm

Guest (Guest) from EH says::
Jay, That just is not good enough. If you really wanted to honor Hilda Lindley and her accomplishments you would have fought to extend the lease to her family.
Dec 13, 2010 7:17 pm


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