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Archeological Site Inventory Form

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Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form.  Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made.  Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or will be clearly indicated as updated material.  Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970's and early 1980's, much of the information reflects that time period.  Included in this category are sites for which some documentation may exist but are no longer extant often with little or no modern evidence at the site.

Sites which have a suffix of "S" are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys. 

Archeological Site Inventory Form

Tiger Nursery Sales Office

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.

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Inventory Code:  Br04.2.1-S  
  Prepared Date:  6/11/2009
  Revised Date:  6/12/2009
Submitter Name:  John Deitz
Submitter Address: 7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719
1-Site Name:    Tiger Nursery Sales Office
2a-County:  Suffolk 2b-Town:  Brookhaven 2c-Village: Hamlet of Brookhaven  
   4a-Public Site    4b-Private Site
4-Present Owner:    5a-Address:  About 2565 Montauk Hwy
Historic and Architectural Importance
Vernon Tiger and Walter Corrigan operated a large nursery on the old Ireland property off Beaver Dam Road in Brookhaven Hamlet (see Br26.1-S, Br26A and Br27A). In addition to this main nursery farm, the also maintained an office, retail outlet, and adjunct nursery on Montauk Highway, in Brookhaven Hamlet. The nursery farm extended from Montauk Highway north to approximately modern Sunrise Highway. The office structure was razed in the 1970s. The Montauk Highway nursery site eventually became the small Deer Meadow Run development site, with an access road off Yaphank Avenue.  
6- Description, Condition, Evidence of Site
  The Tiger Nursery maintained a sales office on Montauk Highway just east of the Apex Collison and Service Station. This is now the trailer sales site. In addition to the office, they also owned the property from Montauk Highway north to about Sunrise Highway. The northern part of the site has been developed as the Deer Meadow Run development.

 6a-Standing Ruins

 6b-Cellar Hole with Walls  

 6c-Surface Traces Visible  6d-Walls Without Cellar Hole
 6e-Under Cultivation  6f-Erosion
 6g-Underwater  6h-No Visible Evidence
7- Collection of Material from Site
 7a- Surface Hunting By Whom:    Date:  
 7b-Testing By Whom:  Date:  
 7c-Excavation By Whom:  Date: 
7e-Present Repository of Materials  
8- Prehistoric Cultural Affiliation or Date
9-Historical Documentation of Site
Personal knowledge of local residents, including Ron Kinzella.  
10- Possibility of Site Destruction or Disturbance
1970s, razed.  «»
12- Map Location
    [If an original form, the source map images were not reproducible.]
12a- 7 1/2 Minute Quad. Name: 
12b- 15 Minute Quad. Name:   
12c- U.S.G.S Coordinates:   
12d- D.O.T. Coordinates:  (if known):   
Other Maps:   
13- Photographs
  Photos and images  
Supplemental Material
Prepared By
  J. Deitz