August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 88
Name: Old Methodist Church/Philip Read House
Type: Modern
Date: 28 Apr 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030428/P4280017

Comment: From Beaver Dam Rd., looking southeast.

Date Entry Modified: 3/10/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 87
Name: Old Methodist Church/Read House
Type: Modern
Date: 28 Apr 2008
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030428/P4280016

Comment: From Beaver Dam Rd., looking southeast.

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 504
Name: Side Yard
Type: Modern
Date: 16 May 2006
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: John Deitz
Source Call Number: 060516/2006-05-16-001

Comment: The east sideyard shortly after the Morley's finished their remodeling.

Date Entry Modified: 3/10/2009 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 86
Name: Old Methodist Church/Philip Read House
Type: Modern
Date: 28 Mar 2003
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Deitz
Source Call Number: 030428/P4280015

Comment: Looking east.

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Photo ID: 112
Name: Methodist Church before Steeple
Type: Historic
Date: Uncertain.
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG1 Series 10

Comment: From "Early Photographs of the Hamlet of Brookhaven collected by George Perley Morse 1945-1959."

This picture is of the original church before a steeple and additions were added. It may even be of the building before it was moved from South Country Road to Beaver Dam Road -- the steeple being added shortly after the move in 1872.

If it is of the church before it was moved, then the man in front may be Leveret Reeve, minister of the church during its early years. If so, this would date the picture before 1861 when he died, and would make it one of the earliest photographs in the Post-Morrow Foundation collection.

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 113
Name: Old Methodist Church
Type: Historic
Date: Uncertain
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Post-Morrow
Source Call Number: RG1 Series 10

Comment: From "Early Photographs of the Hamlet of Brookhaven collected by George Perley Morse 1945-1959"

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Photo ID: 103
Name: Presbyterian Church
Type: Post Card
Date: aft 1945
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Post-Morrow / Deitz
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 1 / JD personal collection

Comment: This photograph was copied from a post card in the collection available at the Post-Morrow Foundation. Since it is labeled "Presbyterian Church" it must be after the exchange of church buildings that occurred between the Methodists and Presbyterians, whereby the Methodists acquired the building they now occupy in Bellport.

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Photo ID: 244
Name: Congregation
Type: Historic
Date: 1917
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Old South Haven Presbyterian Church
Source Call Number:

Comment: This photograph shows members of the congregation in front of the church. The three men in front have been identified as, from left, Rev. Dr. Barton, Dr. Kavanaugh, Dr. Wilson. I would very much like to identify others in the picture, and the occasion for the picture.

Picture also appears in Victor Principe, "Images of America: Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet" (p. 99) where the three men in front are identified and date is given.

Date Entry Modified:
Photo ID: 540
Name: Philip Read Living Room
Type: Historic
Date: 1969
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br29C
Inventory Name: Old Methodist Church - [Read, Morley residences]
Address: 224 Beaver Dam Road
Source: Post Morrow Foundation Heritage Collection
Source Call Number: RG3 Series 3

Comment:

The church building was purchased by artist Philip Read after the Old South Haven Presbyterian Church was moved from South Haven to Brookhaven. The building was no longer needed by the Presbyterians.

This is a picture of Mr. Read's living room in 1969, and the only known interior photograph of the building.

Date Entry Modified: 3/6/2010 12:00:00 AM