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Long Island Music Hall of Fame Unveils Museum Design

Sneak peek at vision for new Port Jefferson based museum.

Last year the to secure the historic red brick building on the corner of Main Street and East Main Street in Port Jefferson. Once the First National Bank, the building housed the Brookhaven Town Tax Receiver's office but remained vacant for years before the deal was done.

Now, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame is embarking on a capital campaign to raise the roughly $2.5 million it needs to transform the space into a state-of-the-art exhibit center focusing on Long Island music history.

After a on July 1, guests were brought to the building to see plans for the new museum.

Click through the gallery to see the designs presented at the event of what the museum might look like.

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Yvonne Affronti July 17, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I just don't understand why we have to start making new buildings look so "ultra-modern" and expect them to fit in with our century old "charming" small town look. If I had an architect design an extension like this on my home I doubt if it would pass inspection and it would also stand out like a sore thumb. I am also remembering some of the ideas for the restoration house on West Broadway. Thank goodness that was scrapped!
Mels Ditties July 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM
WHY?...Why bother to save an historic, beautiful building like this only to turn it into THAT?....How does a building with that design fit with the architecture of the village? Do what you will on the interior, but leave the exterior alone...
Chris S July 22, 2012 at 05:13 PM
How sad for our Main street and what is a lovely historic building. I can't imagine many residents could be pleased with the design. I used to think we had some of the nicest examples of Victorian/Queen Anne architecture anywhere, but this is an eyesore.
mary August 13, 2012 at 01:18 AM
NOT OPEN UR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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