August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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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

Ghosio Vegatable Stand

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

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Inventory Code:  Br04.4-S  
  Prepared Date:  8/19/2008
  Revised Date:  8/19/2008
Submitter Name:  John Deitz
Submitter Address: 7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719
1-Site Name:    Ghosio Vegatable Stand
2a-County:  Suffolk 2b-Town:  Brookhaven 2c-Village: Hamlet of Brookhaven  
3-Location:  South Side of Montauk Highway, east of Post Office (now Superior Officers Association building site).
   4a-Public Site    4b-Private Site
4-Present Owner:  Superior Officers Association   5a-Address:  Montauk Highway
Historic and Architectural Importance
One of many farm stands that dotted the countryside at various times.  
6- Description, Condition, Evidence of Site

"John The Vegetable Man" ran the classy vegetable stand next to the Post office where the Superior Officers Association building is today. When he was younger he had a vegetable garden behind the stand. His parents started the business, such that it was, in 1949 on Snow's Corner [Montauk Highway and Yaphank Ave.] and moved it to the post office location sometime in the 1950s where John continued running it until he died, shortly after Thanksgiving in 1990 (I think, can't find his obit). I remember he told me that this was his only job, he essentially did nothing during the winter months.

When the vegetable garden behind the stand became overgrown I asked if I could have some of the little cedar trees to build a hedge around my house, which I did with 75 of his trees. I took these pictures of him in Nov 1988 when I was transplanting the trees (I paid him with a couple of six packs).

Marty Van Lith
23 Jan 2008

 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
10- Possibility of Site Destruction or Disturbance
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
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Supplemental Material
Prepared By
  John Deitz