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Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form.   Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970's and early 1980's, much of the information reflects that time period. 

Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made.  Corrections to factual errors in the original surveys, and updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or are clearly indicated as updated material from the context of the comments. 

Sites which have a suffix of "S" are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Building-Structure Inventory Form

Old Barteau House

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

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Inventory Code: Br04.1-S
Prepared Date: 10/24/2005
Last modified: 5/3/2010
Original Submitter
Submitter Name: John Deitz
Submitter Address: 7 Locust Rd.

1-Building/Site Name:  
2a-County:   Suffolk 2b-Town:  Brookhaven 2c-Village:  Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:   2635 Montauk Highway

 If checked, this site is within the Fire Place (Brookhaven Hamlet) Historic District

   4a-Public     4b-Private
5a-Owner  (at original survey date):    Unknown 5b-Address:    2635 Montauk Highway, Brookhaven

6a-Original:    residential

6b-Present:    residential

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible:
7b-Interior Comment:     
Building Materials 
   8a-Clapboard    8b-Stone    8c-Brick
   8d-Board & Batten    8e-Cobblestone    8f-Shingles
Structural System
   9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:    9c-Masonry:
9d-Metal Comment:     
9e-Other Comment:   Not Investigated  
    10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair     10d-Deteriorated
   11a-Original Site  11b-Moved   If so, when?  
11c-Alterations:  Probable additions  
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
  14a-None Known:    14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers :   14e-Deterioration
14-Comment:   This house, built in the early 19th century, is threatened by developers.  
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:   
Surroundings of the Building
  16a-Open Land   16b-Woodland   16c-Scattered Bldgs.
  16d-Densely Built-up   16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
  16g-Residential 16h-Other:   Adjacent to an active restaurent and bar. (Br04.2-S)
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:       
19-Initial Const Date:   Probably before 1858.
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   This house was likely the Barteau family homestead. The 1858 Caace Map shows a "N.C. Barteau" (probably Nathan Curtis Barteau, 1810-1868) at this location. The Barteau family cemetery is just to the the northwest of this property, and Nathan is buried there. Old Barto Road is just a short distance to the east. Much of the land in the vicinity was known to be owned by the Barteau's, including the large easterly side of Little Neck from South Country Road to the Carman River.

While this house bares a striking resemblence to Historic Structure Br07.1-S, if one strips it of the front porch and additions, it is likely not the same house. Morse* identified Br07.1-S as the "Old Barteau House," being occupied by Barteaus in the 18th and early 19th centuries. This style of house was very common in the 17th and early 18th centuries, and it is likely that several similar models were to be found in Fire Place at the time.

See Also Archeological Site Br03.1-S, "Site of Barteau Farm."
21-Sources:      * "Early Photographs of the Hamlet of Brookhaven collected by George Perley Morse 1945-1959"

1858 Caace Map of Suffolk County.
22-Theme:   residential   
Prepared By:
  John Deitz
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