Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1847/03/03 United States Congress appropriates $25,000 for construct of Execution Rocks Lighthouse.
1850/00/00 Alexander Parris Architect Designed and built (1848-49) by Alexander Parris. 6-story 72 ft tower has frustum shape. Gothic Revival style cut granite masonry keeper's dwelling (1867-68). Early example of wave swept tower engineering.

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Particulars for Execution Rocks Light Station:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Area of Significance Maritime
Sight Category Structure
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 23rd February 2007

Registry Name: Execution Rocks Light Station
Registry Address: In Long Island Sound, 0.9 mi. NNW of N end of NY 101 in Nassau Co.
Registry Number: 07000094
Resource Type: Structure
Theme Group: Light Stations of the United States MPS
Owner: Federal
Architect: Parris, Alexander
Contributing Buildings: 2
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Maritime history, Transportation, Architecture, Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1850, 1868
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Water-related
Current Function: Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Water-related

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