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

August Starke House

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

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Inventory Code: Br38.068-S
Prepared Date: 9/25/2009
Last modified: 10/26/2009
Original Submitter
Submitter Name: John Deitz
Submitter Address: 7 Locust Rd.

631-286-3178
Organization:
Identification
1-Building/Site Name:  
2a-County:   Suffolk 2b-Town:  Brookhaven 2c-Village:  Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:   68 Bay Road

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

Ownership
   4a-Public     4b-Private
5a-Owner  (at original survey date):    Robert and Helen Starke 5b-Address:    68 Bay Road
Use

6a-Original:    Residence

6b-Present:    Residence

Accessibility
 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
   8g-Stucco
8-Other:     
Structural System
   9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:    9c-Masonry:
    9d-Metal
9d-Metal Comment:     
   9e-Other
9e-Other Comment:     
Condition
    10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair     10d-Deteriorated
Integrity
   11a-Original Site  11b-Moved   If so, when?  
11c-Alterations:   
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
13-Map
Threats
  14a-None Known:    14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers :   14e-Deterioration
14f-Other:     
14-Comment:     
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:   The site, at the northwest corner of Bay Rd and Fire Place Lane, sits between Bay Road and Beaverdam Creek. It included a vegatable garden, orchard, and marsh.
15j-Other:   
15-Comment:     
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:    
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:       
Significance
19-Initial Const Date:   About 1900
19-Architect:    
19-Builder:  August Starke  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   About 1900, August Starke purchased about 22 acres of largely undeveloped land between Bay Road and Beaver Dam Creek from James H. Post and others. His brother, Charles, purchased a similar site of about 14 acres immediately to the south, between August's land and the Great South Bay (see Historic Site ID Br38.150-S). August built the present house about 1900. Various lots were subsequently sold, reducing the site to its present size, about 4 acres.   
Sources
21-Sources:      Post Morrow Foundation Newsletter, March 2003: Interview with Robert Starke (also reprinted this site): " After the war and my discharge from the Navy in 1946, Helen and I wanted to live in Brookhaven and for a while used the old barn, which was renovated into a house for a year and a half. At that time, 1947, my stepmother, since we had homes in Flatbush and in Brookhaven, decided to sell the Brookhaven property. Accordingly, it was listed for sale and Daniel Bohan, a developer from Bellport, made an offer of $25,000 for the house-barn [now 1 River Lane] and 22 acres. I opted for the house [68 Bay Road] and property to the Beaver Dam Creek, a plot 200 feet on Bay Road and 150 on the creek, a total of about four acres, which we still own today. We also bought an additional three acres, the property adjacent and just north of us, from Mrs. Morasco."
Suffolk County News (Sayville), 30 November 1900: "James H. Post and wife to August L. Starke, twenty acres, at Brookhaven, consideration $1,700."
Suffolk County News (Sayville), 2 November 1900: "Ellen P. Miller to Charles P. Starke, lot on highway, Brookhaven, consideration nominal. Same to August L. Starke, lot on highway, Brookhaven, consideration nominal."
 
Theme
22-Theme:   Residential   
Prepared By:
  John Deitz
Supplemental Material: