Legislator Schneiderman Honors Hilda Lindley
Originally Posted: December 13, 2010
- 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.