August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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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

Gerard House (now destroyed)

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

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Inventory Code:  Br07.0-S  
  Prepared Date:  10/2/2008
  Revised Date:  10/2/2008
Submitter
 
Submitter Name:  John Deitz
Submitter Address: 7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-3178
Organization:
Identification
1-Site Name:    Gerard House (now destroyed)
2a-County:  Suffolk 2b-Town:   2c-Village: Hamlet of Brookhaven  
3-Location:  North Side of South Country Rd., just west of Beaver Dam Creek
Ownership
   4a-Public Site    4b-Private Site
4-Present Owner:  Private housing development   5a-Address: 
Historic and Architectural Importance
 
6- Description, Condition, Evidence of Site
  The original Gerard Homestead existed on this site from the early 19th century to the early 20th century.

 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
 6i-Other  
7- Collection of Material from Site
 7a- Surface Hunting By Whom:    Date:  
 7b-Testing By Whom:  Date:  
 7c-Excavation By Whom:  Date: 
 7d-None
7e-Present Repository of Materials  
8- Prehistoric Cultural Affiliation or Date
   
9-Historical Documentation of Site
The Gerard Residence is recorded on the 1858 Chace and 1873 Beers. A 1883 survey of the Andrews Farm, which incorporated the original Gerard homestead, shows the house. The structure is recorded on the 1888 Wendelken map. A photograph taken in 1890 shows the homestead in the background, identified as the old Gerard homestead. On a 1902 map, the house is identified as belong to C. Miller.  
10- Possibility of Site Destruction or Disturbance
This residence was destroyed sometime in the early 20th century.  «»
11-Remarks
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
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Prepared By
  John Deitz