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August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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This page is an early effort at presenting historical photographs of Brookhaven Hamlet.  I'm now organizing the photo album around the Historic Sites Inventory.  Eventually I'll remove this page.

 

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Beaverdam Rd. early 20th century.  In foreground is the bridge over Beaverdam Creek.  In the background is the St. James Church with it's old gothic tower.

You will probably need to click on the picture to see the church.

(Courtesy:  Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society)

On back of photo:
Bridge over Beaverdam Creek.  Probably taken by Walter E. Tamlyn, long time summer resident of Brookhaven.  Believed to be bridge on Beaverdam Rd. taken late "teens" or early 1920's.
Elizabeth Tamlyn Harris

(Courtesy:  Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society)

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Hawkins House.  One of the oldest houses in the Hamlet.  It was reportedly built by Azel Hawkins (b. abt 1787) early in the 19th Century.  His son Deacon Daniel Hawkins (b. abt 1810) lived in it for many years.  The house reportedly has been moved twice and substantially altered.  It is now at 298 Beaverdam Rd.  The date of the top picture is unknown; however, in the modern picture below, it appears substantially the same.

(Top Photo Courtesy:  Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society)

Lower Beaverdam Rd. & William Brewster Rose House, photo probably from the late 19th century.  Barely visible behind the fence is the Rose House.
Modern photos, below, suggest little change.

(Top Photo Courtesy:  Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society)

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Ref.: George Borthwick. The Church at the South:  A History of the South Haven Church.  Written 1930's. Published 1989.  Available at local libraries.

This is a picture of the Old South Haven Church while still in South Haven at the "goin' over." It shows the church during the 1930's when the Rev. George Borthwick was pastor.  It was moved on 28 Dec 1960 to it's present location at the intersection of South Country and Beaverdam Rds.

The cemetery, which can be seen in the foreground, can still be found in South Haven and is maintained by the Town of Brookhaven.

To the left and across Montauk Hwy. (South Country Rd.) were the old Carman's mills.  The weathervane on the steeple was not the "Fish Weathervane," it having come off perhaps 30-40 years earlier.

The Parish was founded about 1740.  This structure was built in 1828, replacing a "temporary" meeting house in use from when the original structure was destroyed, about 1780, during the Revolutionary War.