August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Historic and Natural Districts 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. 

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of "S" are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.


Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

Ocean Place

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

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Inventory Code:   Br39.000-S  
Prepared Date:   8/24/2011  
Last Modified:   8/24/2011  
Submitter
Submitter Name:   John Deitz
Submitter Address:   7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719  
Organization:  
Identification
1-Site Name:   Ocean Place  
2a-County:   Suffolk     2b-Town:   Brookhaven     2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
Address:   Ocean Place  
3-Description
Ocean Place is a short street at the foot (south end) of Bay Road, along the shore with the Great South Bay. There are only three residences on the street.  
4-Significance
It is the only such street along the shore line in Brookhaven Hamlet. All the remaining tidal marshland and shoreline in Brookhaven Hamlet is protected by the Federal, State and Town governments.  
5-Map
 
 
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6-Sources
 
7-Threats to Area
 By Zoning    By Roads
 By Developers  By Deterioration
 Other  Unlike other marshlands along the Great South Bay, there does not appear to be any active plans to purchase this street or properties and return the site to protected tidal marsh.  
8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area
Ambivalent.  
9-Photos
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Prepared By:
  John Deitz  
Supplemental Material
[It is said that the three houses on Ocean Place were built in the 1920s. and they are thought to have been "kits," i.e., they arrived unassembled by train. They've been added on to and changed over the years but seemed to have survived many a storm, including the Hurricane of 1938.

The Post-Morrow Foundation owns two vacant lots in between two of the three houses (the most easterly one and the middle one. They also own one other lot at the east end of the row of the three houses.]