August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 410
Name: Joseph Carman House
Type: Historic
Date: before 1906.
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.2-S
Inventory Name: Joseph Carman / Carman Lush House (now destroyed)
Address: N/S Beaver Dam Rd. at Carman's River
Source: Deitz/vanLith
Source Call Number: photos/vanLith

Comment: This is a photograph of the Joseph Carman House before it was purchased by Carman Lush in 1906. The woman sitting on the front porch is wearing a long dress, indicative of late-19th early-20th century. If she should have been Abigail Ketcham Carman, Joseph Carman's wife, then this picture predates 1894 when she died. Later pictures show a sun porch addition on the right (east or river side), and a screened front porch. By 1945, there is also a small addition on the left wing.

A house at this location is recorded on maps as early as 1858.

Date Entry Modified: 3/19/2008 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 411
Name: Squassux Landing and Lush House
Type: Historic
Date: about 1910
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.2-S
Inventory Name: Joseph Carman / Carman Lush House (now destroyed)
Address: N/S Beaver Dam Rd. at Carman's River
Source: Deits/vanLith
Source Call Number:

Comment: This picture is cropped from a postcard view of Squassux Landing and the Carman's River (click picture for full postcard scan). The Carman Lush house is visible. While indistinct, the east, river side, sun porch can be seen. In the foreground is Beaver Dam Road, and Squassux marina.

Date Entry Modified: 6/29/2007 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 375
Name: Lush House Sale Notice
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1920
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.2-S
Inventory Name: Joseph Carman / Carman Lush House (now destroyed)
Address: N/S Beaver Dam Rd. at Carman's River
Source: Jeremiah G. McGiff
Source Call Number:

Comment: This picture is cropped from a not very good xerox photograph of an advertisement for sale or rental of the property. While I suspect there are quality photographs somewhere, they have yet to be found. The advertisement read:

Beautiful Residence at Long Island

TO LET OR FOR SALE

          Brookhaven is on the Montauk Division of the L.I.R.R., sixty-one miles from Pennsylvania or Flatbush Stations.  Six miles east of Patchogue.  House is less than a mile from the R.R. Station.
          The property has a long frontage on Carman's River and is near to Great South Bay.
          In the summer ferries run twice a day, from dock adjoining property to Smith's Point Beach.
          There is a clear grove of about 10 acres, and more than twenty-six acres in all.
          The barn will hold two automobiles or three horses and four carriages.  The house has fifteen rooms, sits back from the street almost two hundred yards, faces south and commands unobstructed view of the bay.  The rooms are neatly furnished and everything in good condition.  Cellar under the whole house and all windows and porch screened.  Beautiful sun parlor, three open fire places, two bath rooms, electric lights, laundry tubs, etc.  Weber piano and row boat go with place.  Large garden, with abundance of asparagus, red and black currants, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries and front trees.  Excellent water and healthy surroundings.
          No better place for sailing, canoeing, bathing and fishing.
          For further particulars and terms communicate with

CARMAN R. LUSH (Owner)
Hempstead, N.Y.

Handwritten at the bottom:  In the 1920A.  Purchased in 1932 from the Carman Lush Estate by Bernardine B. Michelsen.

Date Entry Modified: 6/28/2007 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 412
Name: Michelson House
Type: Historic
Date: About 1945
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.2-S
Inventory Name: Joseph Carman / Carman Lush House (now destroyed)
Address: N/S Beaver Dam Rd. at Carman's River
Source: VanLith/Kresse
Source Call Number:

Comment: The Michelson house about 1945. The young boy in front of the house is Bernardine's grandson, Tom Michelson. The Carman's River was to the right (east).

Date Entry Modified: 6/28/2007 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 413
Name: Michelson House
Type: Historic
Date: About 1945
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.2-S
Inventory Name: Joseph Carman / Carman Lush House (now destroyed)
Address: N/S Beaver Dam Rd. at Carman's River
Source: VanLith/Kresse
Source Call Number:

Comment: The Michelson house about 1945. The young boy is Bernardine's grandson, Tom Michelson. The Carman's River was to the right (east). The east side sun porch was probably added by Carman Lush shortly after he took posession in 1906.

Date Entry Modified: 6/28/2007 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 544
Name: Michelson House
Type: Historic
Date: 5 October 1964
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br16.2-S
Inventory Name: Joseph Carman / Carman Lush House (now destroyed)
Address: N/S Beaver Dam Rd. at Carman's River
Source: Marshall Bull Collection. © Marshall Bull
Source Call Number: MarshalBull/carmanlushmichelsenhouseoct5,1964_400.jpg

Comment: This photograph was likely taken by Marshall Bull shortly after the "first" fire, which is said to have done only minor damage. About a year later, a fire destroyed the house

Date Entry Modified: 10/4/2010 12:00:00 AM