August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 676
Name: Main Road to Brookhaven, Bellport, L.I.
Type: Post Card
Date: about 1920
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: SouthCountryRoad/SouthCountryRoad_RoadToBrookhaven19200001

Comment: This post card shows South Country Road looking eastward probably from near the Bellport Village line.

Date Entry Modified: 10/24/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 679
Name: Looking westerly from Beaver Dam Creek
Type: Post Card
Date: Undate
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: historical\SCountryBrkhvn

Comment: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, L.I., NY. Looking westerly from Beaver Dam Creek and Valentine's Corner. House to left is likely that of William Sidney Hawkins (no longer extant).

Date Entry Modified: 10/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 677
Name: View From Post Office
Type: Post Card
Date: Post Mark 1922
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz & Post Morrow Heritage Collection
Source Call Number: 030527/PM_044

Comment: View From Post Office, South Country Road at Valentine's Corner. House to right in Valentine House. "Post Office" is at Brook Store. Stream in Foreground is Beaver Dam Creek.

Date Entry Modified: 10/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 680
Name: Looking easterly at Beaver Dm Creek
Type: Post Card
Date: Post marked 1916
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: historical\SouthCountryRoad0001

Comment: South Country Road, Brookhaven, L.I., NY. Looking easterly, with Beaver Dam Creek in foreground and the Valentine's Corner curve (Fire Place Neck road to right).

Date Entry Modified: 10/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 681
Name: Looking east at Beaver Dam Creek
Type: Post Card
Date: 1905
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: BeaverDamCreek\SouthCountryRdBeaverDamCreek1905

Comment: "Valentine's Corner" (Beaver Dam Creek and South Country Road, looking east), Brookhaven, NY

Date Entry Modified: 10/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 678
Name: Nathaniel Miller Jr & Oxen
Type: Historic
Date: About 1890
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: Miller\MillerFarmScenes\NathanielMillerOxSouthCountryRd4.3__1890

Comment: Nathaniel Miller Jr & Oxen, South Country Road at going over of Beaver Dam Creek, looking west. Photographer was standing on plot now known as Memorial Park.

Date Entry Modified: 10/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 682
Name: At LIRR Viaduct
Type: Historic
Date: 1900
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: historical\south_country_rd_viaduct

Comment: South Country Rd. railroad viaduct, looking north. The train station was about 1/4 mile east (right) of this overpass.

Date Entry Modified: 10/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 684
Name: Montauk Hwy at South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Type: Historic
Date: 1958
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Van Lith
Source Call Number: Montauk Highway\Montauk Hiway 1958

Comment: Montauk Highway, looking east, at the intersection with South Country road (to lower right). "It was taken from Waldron's garage (Br04.5-S) where South Country Road intersects with Montauk Highway. The 25 cents gas station later became an Arnold day old bread place. Beaver Dam Creek headwaters runs behind it and for this reason, to protect it, Post Morrow bought the whole ten acre strip. The billboard signs on the right belonged to Malcolm Stewart and his GE appliance store which was just to the right on South Country road. The truck further down on the right side of the road is where Jim's deli and the Fire House now are. When this picture was taken, circa mid-50s, Charles Engelhardt had a house there (Sears ), which you can see through the trees." (Van Lith). Further in the distance is the site of the Sue's Haven tavern (Br04.3-S0, now site of the fire department maintenance garage).

Date Entry Modified: 10/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 683
Name: South Country Rd, South Haven, NY
Type: Post Card
Date: 1905
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: ..\photos\030527\PM_024

Comment: South Country Road, South Haven, NY. Charles Carman House is noted to be to the left. If so, this places the location as being on the section of the highway now known as Old South Country Rd.

Date Entry Modified: 10/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 685
Name: Montauk Highway at South Haven, NY
Type: Historic
Date: Before 1936
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Ken Hard
Source Call Number: Hard\AerialLookingSW_e2

Comment: Montauk Highway, South Haven, NY, at the intersection with Gerard Road.
The house in the center is the old Carman's residence and inn (SH02), no longer extant; it was torn down about 1936.
This intersection was eliminated when the Sunrise Highway expressway was constructed in 1958; access to Gerard Road now is only avilable from the north side of Sunrise Highway.
The access road (by then overgrown) to the Carman's Mills dam and mill pond can be seen at the bottom of the picture. While a portion of the mill pond remains, the area at the bottom of the picture is now occupied by Sunrise Highway.
The barn and residence in the upper left was the Hard estate dairy farm; they are still extant.

Date Entry Modified: 10/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 686
Name: Goin' Over of Carman's River, South Haven, NY
Type: Historic
Date: Early 20th century
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society
Source Call Number: historical\H0001

Comment: While the back of the photograph at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society has the caption quoted below, this is likely the bridge over the Carman's River in South Haven, not the crossing of Beaver Dam Creek at Beaver Dam Road.
There are several post cards in the Post Morrow Foundation Historical Collection which use this photograph and identify the Carman's River as the location. The width of the waterway is more consistent with that of the Carman's River at South Haven.
The caption on the photo image at the Historical Society reads: "Bridge over Beaverdam Creek. Probably taken by Walter E. Tamlyn, long time summer resident of Brookhaven. Believed to be bridge on Beaverdam Rd. taken late 'teens' or early 1920's Elizabeth Tamlyn Harris"

Date Entry Modified: 10/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 687
Name: Goin' Over, Carman's River, South Haven
Type: Historic
Date: Uncertain
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br01.1.2-S
Inventory Name: South Country Road
Address: South Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY
Source: Post Morrow Foundation
Source Call Number: 030613\PMb030613 042

Comment: Photograph is identified on back. The highway is South Country Rd. The figures on bridge are reported to be Mrs. Whitbeck and her son. This picture is likely at or near high tide (compared previous image.)

Date Entry Modified: 10/26/2015 12:00:00 AM