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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

Thomas Morrow, Sr. Homestead "Acacia", Sherman House

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

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Inventory Code: Br25
Prepared Date: 8/16/1982
Last modified: 10/3/2008
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:   abt 285 Beaver Dam Road

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

   4a-Public     4b-Private
5a-Owner  (at original survey date):    Est. Fred A. Sherman 5b-Address:   

6a-Original:    residence

6b-Present:    residence

 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
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?  
11c-Alterations:  Aluminum storm windows added  
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
  14a-None Known:    14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers :   14e-Deterioration
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:   
Surroundings of the Building
  16a-Open Land   16b-Woodland   16c-Scattered Bldgs.
  16d-Densely Built-up   16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
  16g-Residential 16h-Other:   
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
17-Interrelationships:   This house belonged to E. Lohman in 1902, and to T. Morrow in 1915.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:       
19-Initial Const Date:   before 1902, c. 1892
Historic and Architectural Importance

2 1/2 story, gambrel roof, shingle style house with wide veranda contained under the roof, and large gambrel roof, projecting bay on west end. Center entrance into large entrance hall with massive curving stairway. Very large, Dutch door. ?and?or windows in shed roof dormer in center of south front, and ? … ? Single window dormers. 2 story carriage house behind. Two acres of land. This is the only shingle style house in the hamlet of Brookhaven.

In 1933, it was recorded as being occupied by Mrs. Thomas I. Morrow and called "Acacia."

21-Sources:      Atlas of the Ocean Shore of Suffolk County, L.I., New York: E. Belcher-Hyde, publishers, 1902, pl. no. 3.
Atlas of the Ocean Shore of Suffolk county, L.I., easterly section, Vol. I, New York: E. Belcher-Hyde, publishers, 1915.
Long Island Advance, Patchogue, NY, 2 Oct 2008. "From the archives of the Long Island Advance, 75 Years Ago." Occupant and structure name.
22-Theme:   residential   
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.
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