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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

N. Corwin - McEnery House

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Inventory Code: Br05
Prepared Date: 7/26/1982
Last modified: 4/12/2010
Original Submitter
Submitter Name: Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address: Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
Organization: Brookhaven Community Development Agency
1-Building/Site Name:  
2a-County:   Suffolk 2b-Town:  Brookhaven 2c-Village:  Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:   414 S. Country Road

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

   4a-Public     4b-Private
5a-Owner  (at original survey date):    Michael McEnery [aft Mar 1999, Gregory C. Miglino, Jr.] 5b-Address:    414 South Country Rd., Brookhaven

6a-Original:    residence

6b-Present:    residence

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible:
7b-Interior Comment:   by appointment  
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:     
    10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair     10d-Deteriorated
   11a-Original Site  11b-Moved   If so, when?  
11c-Alterations:  Porch added on front.. The rear addition was added early 20th century and was a Sears catolog kit. Sears supplied all the materials needed for construction includin pre-cut lumber and nails. It was delivered to the Brookhaven rail station and transported to the job site with horse drawn wagons.  
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
  14a-None Known:    14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers :   14e-Deterioration
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:   
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
17-Interrelationships:   This structure is located in the hamlet of Brookhaven on historic South Country Road.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features: This house belonged to N. Corwin in [1858], 1873, 1897 and 1902, and to C. E. Russell in 1915.      
19-Initial Const Date:   [Estimate about 1845 -- see note 19-Builder]
19-Builder:  [This house was likely built by Nathaniel H. Corwin, definitely before 1858, probably about 1845. His first son was born about that date. It is located immediately to the north of his father's, Richard Corwin's, house (Br05B). Both were farmers.]  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   2 1/2 story, 3 bay, side entrance plan, gable roof house with brick foundation. 2 1/2 story wing on north. 6/6 windows.   
21-Sources:      "Atlas of Long Island", New York, by F. W. Beers, New York: Beers, Comstock & Cline, 1873. Atlas of the Ocean Shore of Suffolk County, L.I., easterly section, Vol. I, New York: E. Belcher-Hyce, publishers, 1915. [Map of Suffolk County: Fire Place Hamlet. J.L. Chace, 1858.]  
22-Theme:   residential   
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, research assistant
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