Century-old house in Brookhaven to become nature center
Washington Lodge, a century-old house in Brookhaven hamlet, is slated to become a public nature center highlighting
Long Island's native wildlife. Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas
Washington Lodge — named for a former owner, Belgium-born inventor George Constant Louis Washington — has been vacant for about seven years since it was sold by the Marist Brothers, a religious order that used it for retreats.
The lodge must be upgraded with new plumbing, electrical wiring and septic systems, she said.