August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 361
Name: Homestead
Type: Post Card
Date: About 1908 or earlier.
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br09B
Inventory Name: Post house - "The Homestead"
Address: abt 323-325 South Country Road
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: Postcards

Comment: This postcard is titled "Homestead", the name the Post family gave to their Brookhaven, NY homestead. The building was originally built by Caleb Post, James Post's grandfather. This card is clearly postmarked 1908. While some have said that it is of the Caleb Post house while still down near South Country Rd. before it was moved up the hill, from an article in the Long Island Advance it is known that the house was moved in October 1906.

Reconciling this view with other pictures of the "Homestead" in the family collection at the Post-Morrow foundation is difficult. The evolution of the home from this picture to what is the modern structure will continue to require study.

Date Entry Modified: 2/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 484
Name: Post House
Type: Historic
Date: Uncertain, perhaps about 1911 or 1912.
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br09B
Inventory Name: Post house - "The Homestead"
Address: abt 323-325 South Country Road
Source: Post-Morrow Foundation Heritage Collection
Source Call Number: post/PostResidence_(1912)(2)

Comment: This photograph is similar to the post card image.

Date Entry Modified: 2/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 483
Name: James Post House 1911
Type: Historic
Date: 1911
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br09B
Inventory Name: Post house - "The Homestead"
Address: abt 323-325 South Country Road
Source: Post Morrow Foundation
Source Call Number: post/JamesPostHomestead1911_41

Comment: This 1911 photograph of the Post Brookhaven Hamlet home was notated as being taken from their auxiliary cottage "Postscript" (see). It likely was taken by James H. Post himself.

Facing us is the southwest face. The other side is therefore the northeast face and generally faces the Old South Haven Presbyterian Church. To the left is the northwest face and wing, where today a pool may be found. To the right is therefore the southeast side, facing South Country Road.

Date Entry Modified: 2/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 485
Name: Post House 1912
Type: Historic
Date: 1912
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br09B
Inventory Name: Post house - "The Homestead"
Address: abt 323-325 South Country Road
Source: Post Morrow Foundation Heritage Collection
Source Call Number: /post/PostResidence_(1912)(1)

Comment: This photograph, dated 1912, shows the northwest (to right) and northeast (to left) faces .

Date Entry Modified: 2/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 28
Name: Calib Post House
Type: Modern
Date: 19 Jan 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br09B
Inventory Name: Post house - "The Homestead"
Address: abt 323-325 South Country Road
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030119/P1010001

Comment: From South Country Rd., looking northwest from South Country Road showing the southeast face or elevation. The Old South Haven Church is to the right (northeast). By some accounts, the wing to the right is said to have been the original Caleb Post house, remodeled and extended one bay.

Date Entry Modified: 2/23/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 488
Name: Modern House, northwest face
Type: Modern
Date: 2/26/2009
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br09B
Inventory Name: Post house - "The Homestead"
Address: abt 323-325 South Country Road
Source: John Deitz
Source Call Number: 090226/IMG_3749

Comment: Compare this picture of the modern northwest face of the house with picture 483 and 485 above. The principal difference is the expansion of the porch to the left. In the foreground is a swimming pool.

Date Entry Modified: 2/26/2009 12:00:00 AM