Sweet Home" on James Lane was built in the early 1700's and is the most
distinguished lean-to or "saltbox" in East Hampton. It is a vivid reminder
of what homes were like in the early English settlement. The home was lived
in by relatives of John Howard Payne, the composer of the lyrics to the
popular song, "Home Sweet Home" and may have been the inspiration for his
song. It is now a village museum open daily May through September, 10 am to
4 pm, Sundays 2 pm to 4 pm. October and November weekends only. December
through April by appointment only.
Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr.
the Village of East Hampton was one of America's earliest English
settlements. Today, the Village of East Hampton still provides a
rich record of the architecture and agricultural way of life in
early America. The Village's wide Main Street, the Village Green,
Town Pond, South End Burial Ground, and the area around Hook Mill
are all remnants of the Village's original seventeenth century design.
Remaining historic houses and farmhouses, barns, outbuildings, fences,
pastures, windmills, and schools accent what has been called "America's
most beautiful village."
Village of East Hampton is an approximately sixteen square mile
parcel of land adorned with ponds, wetlands, large, open public
greens, farmland, and woodland. The entire southern border of the
Village is one of the world's most beautiful ocean beaches. The
wide, white, sandy beach and dunes provide an expansive vista of
the Atlantic ocean. The estates and homes along the roads from Main
Street to the ocean are among the most impressive and valuable in
greatest resource in the Village of East Hampton, however, has always
been its residents. From the early English settlers to the late
nineteenth century landscape painters and founders of East Hampton
as a summer resort to the arrival of the rich and famous throughout
the 20th century, all have contributed to the reputation of East
Hampton as one of America's most famous summer playgrounds.
have designed this website to be both informative and useful to
both Village residents and visitors. We hope you enjoy its utility
and convenience. We encourage communication from residents and visitors.
You can write us at 86 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. You
can call us at (631) 324-4150. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you to join with us in keeping the Village
of East Hampton a beautiful place to live and visit.