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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

D. Wesche - C. Homan house

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

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Inventory Code: SH06
Prepared Date: 7/15/1982
Last modified: 10/22/2005
Original Submitter
Submitter Name: Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address: Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
631-634-7806
Organization: Brookhaven Community Development Agency
Identification
1-Building/Site Name:  
2a-County:   Suffolk 2b-Town:   2c-Village:  Hamlet of Southaven
3-Street Location:   2891 Montauk Highway

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

Ownership
   4a-Public     4b-Private
5a-Owner  (at original survey date):    Delbert Wesche 5b-Address:    2891 Montauk Highway
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:  Modern enclosed porch across front.
Modern dormers and some modern windows.
 
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:   
15j-Other:  barn (a 2nd one) moved and converted to a residence.  
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:   Sunrise Highway to the north.
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
17-Interrelationships:   This structure is located in the hamlet of Southaven, first settled in the eighteenth century.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features: Hand-hewn beams in attic and dellar.
C. (Charles) Homan on 1858 map.
 
   
Significance
19-Initial Const Date:   before 1858; probably before 1836.
19-Architect:    
19-Builder:    
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   1 1/2 story, three bay, side entrance plan, gable roof house with one story, gable roof wing on east. Brick foundation.   
Sources
21-Sources:      Interview Mr. & Mrs Delbert Wesche, June 1982.
Map of the County of Suffolk by David M. Burr published by the Surveyor General, New York: Rawdon, Wright & Co., 1797
U.S. Coast Survey Map, No. 58, 1838. Repository: Library of Congress.
 
Theme
22-Theme:   residential   
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.
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