August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 127
Name: Old Barteau House
Type: Modern
Date: 13 May 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.1-S
Inventory Name: Old Barteau House
Address: 2635 Montauk Highway
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030513/P5130002

Comment: While this house bares a striking resemblence to Historic Structure Br07.1-S, if one strips it of the front porch and additions, I have become convinced that this is not the same house. Morse* identified Br07.1-S as the "Old Barteau House," being occupied by Barteaus in the 18th and early 19th centuries. I had earlier thought they might be the same structures, and had published this surmise.

This style of house was very common in the 17th and early 18th centuries, and it is likely that several similar models were to be found in Fire Place at the time.

Even though it may not be the same house as that pictured by Morse, this house was likely an "Old Barteau" house. The 1858 Caace Map shows a "N.C. Barteau" (probably Nathan Curtis Barteau, 1810-1868) at roughly this location. The Barteau family cemetery is just to the the northwest of this property, and Nathan is buried there. Old Barto Road is just a short distance to the east. Much of the land in the vicinity was known to be owned by the Barteau's.

* "Early Photographs of the Hamlet of Brookhaven collected by George Perley Morse 1945-1959"

Date Entry Modified: 10/24/2005 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 128
Name: Old Barteau House
Type: Modern
Date: 13 May 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br04.1-S
Inventory Name: Old Barteau House
Address: 2635 Montauk Highway
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030513/P5130003

Comment: See comment for Image ID 127

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