August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Photo ID: 596
Name: Cottage, west façade
Type: Modern
Date: 2004
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br32A.13-S
Inventory Name: Corwin/Bishop/Cox Cottage
Address: 13 Locust road
Source: Jayme Breshchard
Source Call Number: brechard/040609/Locust_Road_13_SW

Comment: The street side (west façade).

Date Entry Modified: 7/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
Photo ID: 597
Name: Cottage & Bishop Family
Type: Historic
Date: abt 1928
Site Data Sheet Link Code: Br32A.13-S
Inventory Name: Corwin/Bishop/Cox Cottage
Address: 13 Locust road
Source: Linda Cox
Source Call Number: breschard/040609/Locust_Road_13_ca.1928

Comment:

This 1928 picture of the H. Corwin/G. Bishop/Cox Cottage appears in a report prepared by Jayme Breschard as a part of her South Shore Estuary Survey conducted in the Summer of 2004.  The original photograph is in the possession of Linda Cox.  Jayme Breschard identifies it as of the west façade, but it is actually of the south  façade.  The small board portruding from the right wall has been maintained by the current owners.  In addition, the center door has been removed, and the right-side window has been replaced by a new door.  An addition has also been added to the right.

The picture is thought to be of the George Bishop family. If taken in 1928, the property at 13 Locust road, Brookhaven, NY would have been in their possession. They were using the cottage as their summer retreat following the disastrous fire which destroyed their Beaver Dam road summer home during the summer of 1927. Harvey Corwin, who built the small cottage, is said to have died about 1924. The Bishops returned to a new cottage built on the Beaver Dam road site in 1930, although the Locust road site remained in the family until the mid-1970s, when it was sold to the Coxes.

The original photograph did not identify the people. Most likely, George Bishop (about aged 74) is standing to the left, with his wife Elizabeth standing next to him. Others in the picture are likely family members—some have suggested George Maynard Bishop, his wife Wilhelmina and their daughter Wilhelmina.

Date Entry Modified: 7/28/2011 12:00:00 AM