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Pine Island Plantation is significant as a collection of historic properties that make up an intact example of an early twentieth-century hunting plantation. The concept of hunting plantations first developed in the late nineteenth century and increased in popularity in the early twentieth century. They were generally owned by wealthy businessmen and professionals. They were used for quail hunting from November to April and for entertaining business associates at other times. The main house at Pine Island was built ca. 1904 by Thomas Lee of Westport, N.Y. The two-story frame structure was built on an existing tabby foundation. The exterior walls are covered with wood shingles. A two-story porch extends across the main façade. The complex includes the main house, which is stylistically similar to the American Foursquare, a cottage (ca. 1915), a tool shed/doghouse (ca. 1904), a barn (ca. 1936), and a pumphouse (ca. 1928). An automobile garage (ca. 1928) is located at the southwest end of the causeway (ca. 1904), both contributing to the Pine Island Plantation Complex. These remaining structures have metal gable roofs. Listed in the National Register May 26, 1989.
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