August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 308
Name: Cottage
Type: Modern
Date: 16 Jun 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br18B.1-S
Inventory Name: George Bishop Cottage II
Address: 324 Beaver Dam Rd @ Burnett Lane
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/040616/IMG_1157

Comment: This small Gambrel roofed cottage sits on a modest site on the southwest corner of Beaver Dam Rd. and Burnett Lane. It is one of my favorite little homes in all of Brookhaven Hamlet. Probably built in the early 20th century, perhaps as a summer cottage, it nicely balances the more elegant and larger homes along Beaverdam Road. In recent times, only huge (and usually not very pleasing) homes for the wealthy have been built in much of the Hamlet – unintended consequences of zoning changes emphasizing large 1-4 acre lots made over the last couple of decades. In my view, the historic charm of Brookhaven Hamlet was its naturally evolved mix of various styles and sizes of homes in a semi-rural environment, where families of different socio-economic conditions lived together.

While there are a few homes remaining in the Hamlet of this ilk, few are so prominent, architecturally pleasing, and essential to the character of the neighborhood. Overall they are an endangered species. There have been several recent attempts to get zoning changes which would turn this small gem into a large two-story structure, which will not only crowd the lot but will forever change the historic character of the neighborhood.

In this picture, Burnett Lane is to the left. The red structure seen in the background is the Albin-Bishop house at 6 Burnett Lane (Br18B.2-S)

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 309
Name: Cottage
Type: Modern
Date: 16 Jun 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br18B.1-S
Inventory Name: George Bishop Cottage II
Address: 324 Beaver Dam Rd @ Burnett Lane
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: photos/040616/IMG_1156

Comment:

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 594
Name: Modern Bishop Cottage
Type: Modern
Date: 16 May 2006
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br18B.1-S
Inventory Name: George Bishop Cottage II
Address: 324 Beaver Dam Rd @ Burnett Lane
Source:
Source Call Number: 060516/2006-05-16-006

Comment: This photo shows the orginally small Bishop Cottage after the additions of 2004.

Date Entry Modified: 7/26/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 595
Name: Modern Bishop Cottage
Type: Modern
Date: 5/16/2006
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br18B.1-S
Inventory Name: George Bishop Cottage II
Address: 324 Beaver Dam Rd @ Burnett Lane
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 060516/2006-05-16-007

Comment: Modern view of the Bishop summer cottage showing the east addition.

Date Entry Modified: 7/26/2011 12:00:00 AM