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South Shore Estuary Survey Form

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The information in this form is based on information in the original South Shore Estuary Survey.  Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made.  Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are enclosed either in [square brackets] or are clearly indicated as updates in the text..  Since the surveys were conducted in the Summer of 2004, the information reflects that time period unless otherwise noted.  Because the South Shore Estuary Survey report format is not entirely consistent with the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey formats, there are a few additional fields on this page not found on the original forms.  The original South Shore Estuary Survey Report is available as a PDF document by clicking on the below.


South Shore Estuary Survey Form  

15 Ocean Place

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not included in the original surveys.

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Inventory Code: Br39.015-S  
Prepared Date: 6/1/2004  
Revised Date: 8/26/2011  
Submitter
Submitter Name: Jayme Breschard  
Submitter Address: 382 Main Street

Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-8803
Organization: Long Island Traditions, Inc  
Identification
1-Building/Site Name: 15 Ocean Place  
2a-County: Suffolk   2b-Town: Brookhaven 2c-Village: Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:  
Ownership
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Nicholas C. Pressly (2004) 5b-Address:   15 Ocean Place
Use

6a-Original:   Residence

6b-Present:   Residence

Accessibility
 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible
7b-Interior Comment:   By appointment
Architectural Style:   
  Organic Bungalow  
Description: 
  The building at 15 Ocean Place sits on the north side of the street. Situated on the south side is an enclosed, sandy area overgrown with beach grass. To the west on the Great South Bay is Bellport Village Marina. To the east of Ocean Place are wetlands owned by Brookhaven Town and on the north and west are wetlands owned by New York State Department of Environmental Protection.

In the rear (north) lot, at the end of a north-south gravel drive along the building’s west elevation, sits a front-gabled garage with a poured concrete foundation, wood shingle cladding on its (north) façade, and asphalt roof shingles. Pink stucco covers the west and east elevations. The south façade has a circular gable louver and double cross batten swing garage doors with iron strap hinges.

Building Dimensions: 23’ x 55’. No. of Floors: 2

 
Decorative Features: 
   
Building Materials 
 8a-Clapboard

 8b-Stone

 8c-Brick

 8d-Board & Batten

 8e-Cobblestone

 8f-Shingles

 8g-Stucco
8-Other:   wood shingle, sawed, coursed
Structural System
 9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:   9c-Masonry:
 9d-Metal
9d-Metal Comment:   
 9e-Other
 9e-Other Comment:   
Roof Style: 
  gambrel  
Roofing Materials: 
  asphalt shingle, plain  
Foundation: 
  concrete block with cement waterproofing and brick piers  
Windows: 
  one-over-one double-hung sash and plate glass  
Entrances: 
  centered entrance on façade (south) and rear wall entry of west elevation  
Chimneys: 
  exterior pipe chimney on east elevation  
Condition
   10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair    10d-Deteriorated
Integrity
  11a-Original Site  11b-Moved If so, when?
11c-Alterations:   second-story and gambrel roof additions and new fenestration throughout structure  «»
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
13-Map
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Threats
[Threats were not evaluated in the original South Shore Estuary Survey.  They are an evaluation by J. Deitz]
  14a-None Known:   14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers   14e-Deterioration
14f-Other:  Site vunerable to floods and windstorms  
14-Comment:   
Related Outbuildings and Property
 15a-Barn  15b-Carriage House  15c-Garage
 15d-Privy  15e-Shed   15f-Greenhouse
 15g-Shop  15h-Gardens   15i-Landscape Features
15i-Landscape Features:   
15j-Other:   
15-Comment:   
Surroundings of the Building
 16a-Open Land  16b-Woodland  16c-Scattered Bldgs.
 16d-Densely Built-up  16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
 16g-Residential 16h-Other:   Surrounded by marshland
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
17-Interrelationships:    
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:    Situated on the shoreline of the Great South Bay  «»
Significance
19-Initial Const Date:   ca. 1936 [see supplemental material for updated comment]  
19-Architect:  
19-Builder:  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   [One of only three residences in Brookhaven Hamlet situated directly on the shore of the Great South Bay.]

According to homeowner, Jane Knapp, at 17 Ocean Place, the building at 15 Ocean Place was originally covered with pink stucco. This wall cladding now exists only on the west and east elevations of the front-gabled garage in its rear (north) lot.

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Sources
21-Sources:   Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985. «»
Theme
22-Theme:   Residential  
Prepared By: 
  John Deitz  
Supplemental Material:
  [It is said that the three houses on Ocean Place were built in the 1920s. and they are thought to have been "kits," i.e., they arrived unassembled by train. They've been added on to and changed over the years but seemed to have survived many a storm, including the Hurricane of 1938.

The Post-Morrow Foundation owns two vacant lots in between two of the three houses (the most easterly one and the middle one. They also own one other lot at the east end of the row of the three houses.]