The Long Beach Island Landmarks Association was founded in direct response to the outcries from local residents who could no longer stand by quietly and watch the unique architectural character of their small barrier island community be erased forever. Many of the early Long Beach Island structures had been demolished or renovated beyond recognition. The organization received its charter on January 12, 2004.
Our Mission and Goals
To research and document Long Beach Island’s historic development.
To preserve and protect its unique irreplaceable architectural heritage.
To educate the community and create a sense of local pride and enthusiasm for the island’s historic heritage through lectures, tours, exhibitions and publications.
To preserve and protect historic neighborhoods, landmark buildings,
structures, parks, streetscapes
and sites from Point Lookout to Atlantic Beach.
To raise public awareness, promote preservation and
appreciation of the environment.
To establish appropriate historic districts.
To sponsor educational programs to encourage
individuals to landmark their property.
To list sites and structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
Douglas Sheer, President
Karen Prozioso, Treasurer
Alex Karafinas, Founder