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Post Cards 

Post Cards

Many post cards have been produced for Brookhaven and South Haven hamlets, Suffolk County, NY. This album is believed to contain nearly all that were published, most of which are in John Deitz's physical collection of post cards.In this album. Links are provided to inventory datasheets on specific sites, and to individuals or families associated with the post card. The site inventory datasheets may contain additional photographs which were not post cards.


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Beaver Dam Creek
Beaver Dam Creek
.. Br01.1-S. At lower going over (Beaver Dam road), looking east. House to right is Badetty house; to left is Fraser house.
 
 
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Beaver Dam Creek
Beaver Dam Creek
.. Br01.1-S. At lower going over (Beaver Dam road), looking north. 
 
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Fire Place Creek (Beaver Dam Creek)
Fire Place Creek (Beaver Dam Creek)

.. Br01.1-S. Beaver Dam Creek, probably looking south from Beaver Dam road, probably at flood tide. Beaver Dam Creek is also known as Fire Place Creek.

 
 
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Beaver Dam Creek (Valentine's Brook)
Beaver Dam Creek (Valentine's Brook)
.. Br01.1-S. At upper going over (South Country road), looking south. Formerly a Trout Pond on the Miller farm, now filled in and developed as a small vest-pocket park (known as Brookhaven, Fire Place or Zimmer park). To left through trees is Miller homestead
 
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Hof Brau Inn
Hof Brau Inn

.. Br04.2-S. This structure has had many iterations as a restaurant.

 
 
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Chic's Music Box Grill
Chic's Music Box Grill

.. Br04.2-S. One of several proprietors at this restaurant site throughout its history. Address was printed as "Sunrise Trail, Brookhaven, L.I." "Sunrise Trail" was a little used designation for "Montauk Highway/South Country Road." Modern address is "2647 Montauk Highway."

 
 
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Chic's Music Box Grill Room, Interior
Chic's Music Box Grill Room, Interior

.. Br04.2-S. One of several restaurants that occupied this building in the early 20th century. Building is still used as a restaurant.

 
 
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Chick's Music Box Grill - Porch
Chick's Music Box Grill - Porch

.. Br04.2-S. "The Porch Beautiful." Frank "Chick" Libschik was on of several proprietors of this restaurant site in the early 20th century.

 
 
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Emil's Tavern
Emil's Tavern

.. Br04.2-S.  The Dining Porch and Dance Floor, Merrick Road (sic), Brookhaven, L,I., NY.  Emil Lengyel was one of several proprietors of this restaurent site in the early 20th century.

 
 
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Better 'Ole Restaurant
Better 'Ole Restaurant

.. Br04A.1-S. First know as the Better 'Ole Tea Room. Founded by vaudeville actor William Seeley and his wife shortly after World War II, it has had several proprietors and names, most recently as "Painter's."

 
 
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Drawing Room, 'Better 'Ole Tea Porch'
Drawing Room, "Better 'Ole Tea Porch"

.. Br04A.1-S.

 
 
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The Better 'Ole Tea Porch
The Better 'Ole Tea Porch

.. Br04A.1-S.

 
 
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Brook Store and Post Office.
Brook Store and Post Office.

.. Br07. Pictured is the Brook Store and Post before it was relocated a short distance further west along South Country Road. The Post Office was the small 1-story addition to the right. To the left was a dwelling house which is said to have been relocated at the same time as the store and became the core of the home known as the Valentine house (Br30B)

 
 
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Brook Store
Brook Store

.. Br07. Brook Store and Post Office at original location. The Post Office was the 1-story addition to the right.

 
 
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Brook Store & Post Office
Brook Store & Post Office

.. Br07.  Post card is postmarked 1915, shortly before the structure was moved further west along South Country road.

 
 
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Brook Store
Brook Store

.. Br07: Village store and Post Office after it was moved to present location.

 
 
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Brook House
Brook House
Br06. This restaurant was built by C. Oliver Wellington, as an outlet for the produce of his dairy farm. It is sited at the location of the old "Brook Store" prior to its relocation to its present location further west on South Country road. 
 
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Wellington's Brook House
Wellington's Brook House
Br06: Back patio and Beaver Dam Creek "trout pond." It is said that customers could fish for their own trout in the brook, which the restaurant would then freshly prepared for them. 
 
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Brook House
Brook House
.. Br06. Another post card of the Brook House. 
 
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Valentine's Corner
Valentine's Corner

.. Br06A.1-S. "Valentines Corner" was the name for the intersection of South Country and Fire Place Neck Roads for a relatively short period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was named for Jacob Lewis Valentine who was the proprietor of the nearby Brook Store (and likely publicized the name). It is now known as 'Memorial Park." Immediately to the west is Beaver Dam Creek, also know for a while as Valentine's Creek. This image, by the well known Bellport photographer Frances H. Toms, is looking east along South Country Road.

 
 
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World War (the Great War) Memorial
World War (the Great War) Memorial

.. Br06.1-S. World War I Memorial located in Memorial Park. This little park is located at the triangular site formed by the intersection of South Country Road and Fire Place Neck Road.

 
 
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Valentine's Brook
Valentine's Brook

.. Br01.1-S. Now principally known as Beaver Dam Creek, or occasionally as Fire Place Creek, during a relatively short period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was known as Valentine's Brook, after Jacob Lewis Valentine, proprietor of the "Brook Store," which was situated on the shore of the creek nearby to the east of this picture. The post card was likely produced by Valentine and sold in his store.

This is a view of the lower or Miller trout pond, looking north toward South Country road. The Miller farm was to the right. The pond has been filled and is now the site of the Fire Place (aka Zimmer) vest pocket park. The upper trout pond (later known as the Wellington trout pond) was on the other side of South Country road and can be seen in the post card of the Brook House restaurant patio.

 
 
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South Country Road
South Country Road

..Br06A.1-S. This view of South Country Road is looking easterly from a location a short distance west of the upper going over of Beaver Dam creek (approximately from where the Brook Store is now sited). Where the main road curves is Valentine's corner (now the Memorial Triangle park), with Fire Place Neck road leading off to the right.

 
 
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South Country Road
South Country Road

.. Br06A.1-S. South Country Road from just east of Beaver Dam Creek (Br01.1-S) at the going over, looking westerly. Note that there still is a ford, in addition to culvert and pedestrian overpasses, which would allow livestock to refresh themselves with a drink in the stream. To the left, about where the white fence begins, is the future site of the Brook Store (Br07) after its move (sometime soon after 1915) from further east on South Country Road. The house seen further to the left is no longer extant--some suggest it is the old William "Sid: Hawkins house.

 
 
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South Country Road at Valentine's Corner
South Country Road at Valentine's Corner

.. Br06A.1-S. Looking easterly toward the triangular park formed by the intersection of South Country and Fire Place Neck. roads, now known as Memorial Park. The view is from the "Post Office," which was a small addition attached to the Valentine's "Brook Store." The house in the background to the right is the Valentine House (Br30B). Just visible in the background to the left is the Ketcham House (Br06A) and their farm barn, now converted to a private residence.

The date of the picture is likely between 1916 and 1920. While the post card is postmarked Aug 22, 1922, the WWI memorial cannon, which was erected in the park in 1920, is not visible. The Valentine house, visible in the distance, was move about 1916. Therefore the scene seen on this post card must have been photographed between 1916 and 1920.

 
 
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South Country Road at Beaver Dam Creek
South Country Road at Beaver Dam Creek
.. Br06A.1-S. Looking westerly. The residence at the left was likely that of William Sidney (Sid) Hawkins. 
 
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South Country Road
South Country Road

.. Br06A.1-S. Looking east at Valentine's Corner (now the Brookhaven Memorial Park) and Beaver Dam Creek. Photograph by the well known local photographer Frances Toms.

 
 
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South Country Road
South Country Road

.. Br06A.1-S. Looking westerly from Beaver Dam Creek and Valentine's Corner. The 1915 Belcher Hyde map of Brookhaven hamlet indicates a W.S. Hawkins residence on the south side of South Country a short distance west of the upper going over of Beaver Dam creek. "W.S. Hawkins" is believed to be "William Sidney (Sid) Hawkins." While the building itself is no longer extant, it is believed to be the residence that is pictured on several photographic views of the going over of Beaver Dam Creek and South Country road, looking westerly.

 
 
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South Country Road.
South Country Road.

.. Br06A.1-S. South Country Road, Brookhaven, L.I., NY probably looking westerly from a point just west of the going over of Beaver Dam Creek. It is perhaps a companion post card of a similar image and age looking easterly.

 
 
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South Haven Presbyterian Church
South Haven Presbyterian Church

.. Br09A. The South Haven Presbyterian Church while still sited in South Haven, L.I., NY. Now at 329 South Country Roat at Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, NY.

 
 
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South Haven Presbyterian Church
South Haven Presbyterian Church

.. Br09A. Photograph is of the church when sited in South Haven, sometime before it was moved to its modern site in Brookhaven hamlet.

 
 
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Homestead (James H. Post House)
Homestead (James H. Post House)

.. Br09B. Post Family home in Brookhaven.  About 1905.

 
 
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Trinity Church Holiday House
Trinity Church Holiday House

.. Br09F.1-S. This was a vacation home for children and their mothers in the early part of the 20th century operated by the Church of the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights, NYC. It was razed about 1961.

 
 
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Holy Trinity Holiday House
Holy Trinity Holiday House

.. Br09F.1-S. Another view of this church operated guest house.

 
 
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Holy Trinity Holiday House
Holy Trinity Holiday House

.. Br09F.1-S. Another view of this vacation hotel operated by the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, NY.

 
 
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Washington Lodge
Washington Lodge

.. Br10.11-S. This picture was likely taken after the building was no longer the residence of George Constant Louis Washington (after 1926).

 
 
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Washington Lodge Swimming Pool
Washington Lodge Swimming Pool

.. Br10.11-S. This pool, on the Washington Lodge Estate grounds, was said to be spring fed.

 
 
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Squasacx Dock (Squassux Landing)
Squasacx Dock (Squassux Landing)
.. Br16. Looking south along the Carmans River
 
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Brookhaven Dock on Carmen River. L.I. (Squassux Landing)
Brookhaven Dock on Carmen River. L.I. (Squassux Landing)

.. Br16.    (Published by L.G. Wallace, Brookhaven General Store.)

 
 
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Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, L.I., NY
Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, L.I., NY

.. Br16.0-S. This view of Beaver Dam Road is from just a little west of modern Locust Road looking east toward the Carman's River and Squassux Landing. The first house to the right is of the Haskell-Phillips house (Br18.2-S), the second house to the right is of the Nelson house-Albin store (Br18). The first house to the right is the Swezey-DeHond House (Br32A) before it was moved to Locust Road. The second house to the left is the Brewster Rose-Tuthill house (Br17A).

 
 
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The Edgewater Inn
The Edgewater Inn

.. Br17.1-S. This well known inn was situated at what is now 349 Beaver Dam road.

 
 
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Edgewater Inn
Edgewater Inn

.. Br17.1-S. Originally the residence of John Smith Rose. By the 20th Century it was known as the Edgewater Inn, a summer vacation hotel operated by Mrs. Rachel D'Arcas nee Purdy. In 1928 it was destroyed by fire. In the 1950s, a modern residence was built on the site by the Munhofens.

 
 
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The Oaks
The Oaks

.. Br26. From the early 20th century century until 1941, the Oaks was the Brookhaven residence of Louis and Melita Blume. During at least part of their residency, Melita may have been the proprietor of a small Guest House.

 
 
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St. James Episcopal Church
St. James Episcopal Church
.. Br28A. About 1940. Note original steeple. 
 
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Beaver Dam Road
Beaver Dam Road

..Br16.0-S.  Looking East. "Roadway at Beaver Dam Creek, Brookhaven, L.I., NY." Beaver Dam Road Bridge over Beaver Dam Creek, 1905 Francis H. Toms, well known local photographer.  Church at center is St. James Church (Br28A).  To right is Badetty House (Br29A); to left is Fraser cottage (Br29).  (Telephone poles installed 1904).

 
 
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Methodist Episcopal Church
Methodist Episcopal Church

.. Br29C. After 1945, the Presbyterians assumed ownership of this structure, and it became the principal meeting house of the South Haven Presbyterian parish.

 
 
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Brookhaven Presbyterian Church
Brookhaven Presbyterian Church

.. Br29C. Before the Fall of 1945, it was a Methodist Church. It is now a private residence.

 
 
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Old Neck Road (perhaps Fire Place Neck Road)
Old Neck Road (perhaps Fire Place Neck Road)
.. While the post card is labeled "Old Neck Road," its location is uncertain. Consensus is that it is probably Fire Place Neck Road looking north from near its south end at Beaver Dam Road. Fire Place Neck was part of one of the oldest early Brookhaven Town roads, stretching from Setauket on the north shore across the Island to the Great South Bay at Fire Place (Brookhaven Hamlet), and included roads in Brookhaven Hamlet now known as "Old Town Road," and "Bay Road." 
 
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South Haven or Carmans Mill
South Haven or Carmans Mill

.. SH02

 
 
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Carman's Mills
Carman's Mills

SH02: The north side of the mills, looking south. The saw and planning mill is to the right; the grist mill is to the left.

 
 

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