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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

Barteau House (now destroyed)

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

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Inventory Code:  Br07.1-S  
  Prepared Date:  8/25/2011
  Revised Date:  8/25/2011
Submitter
 
Submitter Name:  John Deitz
Submitter Address: 7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-3178
Organization:
Identification
1-Site Name:    Barteau House (now destroyed)
2a-County:  Suffolk 2b-Town:  Brookhaven 2c-Village: Hamlet of Brookhaven  
3-Location:  Probably South Country Rd, near the intersection with mocern Andiron
Ownership
   4a-Public Site    4b-Private Site
4-Present Owner:    5a-Address: 
Historic and Architectural Importance
 
6- Description, Condition, Evidence of Site
  A house, no longer extant, was identified in a scrapbook titled "Early Photographs of the Hamlet of Brookhaven collected by George Perley Morse 1945-1959." His caption reads: "The Old Barteau Place" "The first Barteaus (Francis) were known to live in Fireplace in 1741. The son of Francis lived in this house until his death in 1815, and his son Francis died in 1858. The home was sold to William M. Barteau, Mrs. Edna Valentine Bruce's grandfather [and Francis Barteau's son]. Mrs. Bruce's mother was born here. William M. Barteau sold the property to William Andrews about 1872. The name Barteau appears on records spelled a number of different ways." [e.g. Bartow, Barto].

While this photograph bares a striking resemblance to the house at 2635 Montauk Highway (Br04.1-S) -- if the front porch and additions are removed -- I have come to believe they are not the same structures, although it too has been identified as a Barteau family house.

Some report that this house was burned by the fire department.

Since this style of house was typical of many 17th and early 18th century houses it's likely that several of the same "model" were built.

The Andrews' familly had extensive land holdings along Beaverdam Creek and South Country Road in the late 19th century (see 1884 Andrews Survey Map). The 1858 Caace Map shows a F. Bartow residence (probably Francis Barteau, 1795-1858) in the area which later became Andrews land -- likely this house. If so, this house was probably situated at about where Andiron Lane now intersects with South Country Rd. The 1873 Beers map shows a "W. Barton" at the curve on South Country Rd., at the same location as the F. Bartow house above. This was probably William Bartow (Barteau, b. 1828)

 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
"Early Photographs of the Hamlet of Brookhaven collected by George Perley Morse 1945-1959." Post Morrow Foundation Historical Collection  
10- Possibility of Site Destruction or Disturbance
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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