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.   Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970's and early 1980's, much of the information reflects that time period. 

Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made.  Corrections to factual errors in the original surveys, and updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or are clearly indicated as updated material from the context of the comments. 

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

Building-Structure Inventory Form

Kosenkranius Gas Station

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

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Inventory Code: Br04A
Prepared Date: 7/26/1982
Last modified: 12/26/2009
Original Submitter
Submitter Name: Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address: Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
Organization: Brookhaven Community Development Agency
1-Building/Site Name:  
2a-County:   Suffolk 2b-Town:  Brookhaven 2c-Village:  Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:   E/S South Country Rd. at Bridge St.

 If checked, this site is within the Fire Place (Brookhaven Hamlet) Historic District

   4a-Public     4b-Private
5a-Owner  (at original survey date):    Frank Provenzano [1982] 5b-Address:    426 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY

6a-Original:    gas station

6b-Present:    for sale

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible:
7b-Interior Comment:   by appointment  
Building Materials 
   8a-Clapboard    8b-Stone    8c-Brick
   8d-Board & Batten    8e-Cobblestone    8f-Shingles
8-Other:   asphalt siding  
Structural System
   9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:    9c-Masonry:
9d-Metal Comment:     
9e-Other Comment:     
    10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair     10d-Deteriorated
   11a-Original Site  11b-Moved   If so, when?  
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
  14a-None Known:    14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers :   14e-Deterioration
14f-Other:   it is presently for sale  
Related Outbuildings
and Property

  15a-Barn   15b-Carriage House  15c-Garage
  15d-Privy   15e-Shed   15f-Greenhouse
  15g-Shop   15h-Gardens   15i-Landscape Features
15i-Landscape Features:   opposite railroad tracks
15j-Other:  second floor apartment  
Surroundings of the Building
  16a-Open Land   16b-Woodland   16c-Scattered Bldgs.
  16d-Densely Built-up   16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
  16g-Residential 16h-Other:   This structure is located in the hamlet of Brookhaven on historic South Country Road.
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:       
19-Initial Const Date:   1920's
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   2 story, flat-roofed gas station with porte-cochere on front extending to two gas pumps. Living quarters on second floor. Typical gas station of this period, of which few remain on Long Island.

[In 1930s, and perhaps earlier, this station and residence was owned by Alexander Kosenkranius, and wife Helmar. He was of Estonia, she of Finland.]

<[They are said to have sold Gulf gasoline.]

21-Sources:      1930 Census. Place: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York; Roll 1650; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 39; Image: 422.0.
Publication: The Mid-Island Mail 1935 - 1941; Date: Apr 5, 1939; Section: None; Page: 2. Discusses basement flooding from Beaver Dam Creek.
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, research assistant
Supplemental Material: 
  [In 2009, this buildind owned by Robert Fasce 3 Kennedy Dr. E. Quogue,NY 11942 tel: 631-728-6931.]