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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

Nelson-Andors house

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Inventory Code: Br24
Prepared Date: 8/16/1982
Last modified: 11/11/2015
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:   304 Beaver Dam Road

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

   4a-Public     4b-Private
5a-Owner  (at original survey date):    Leonard Andors 5b-Address:    304 Beaver Dam 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:  New bay window on east side of wing. [Addition over the kitchen wing].  
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 house is located on Beaver Dam Road, which was first opened in 1735.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features: This house was built as a summer residence by Norman Nelson, father of a local resident [Alfred Nelson], from designs based on colonial houses found in Nassau County*.      
19-Initial Const Date:   1931 [newspaper article suggest 1928 as construction date].
19-Builder:  [Norman Fairlie Nelson, Jr.]  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   2 1/2 story, 3 bay, side entrance plan, gambrel roof house with center chimney and 12/12 windows. 2 story, 2 bay wing on east. Brick foundation. Paneled front door. Porch with plain posts across front of main section. This house is typical of summer houses built on the road before the war. All are based on traditional Long Island designs, the main section of this house being an interpretation of typical Georgian designs. (Please see Br24A and Br30).   
21-Sources:      * Interview: Alfred Nelson, 340 Beaver Dam Rd., Brookhaven, whose father built the house.  
22-Theme:   residential   
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.
Supplemental Material: 
  LI Advance, 14 Feb. 1928. p. 7: "Norman Nelson of Flushing has started his new bungalow on a lot from the Kost property, Beaver Dam road. Ground was broken Friday morning by charles Steins of Patchogue, and a New York contractor is to do the building. Mr. Nelson and family hope to have the house completed by May 1. Mr. Nelson was formerly a summer resident in Brookhaven, stopping at the old Nelson Homestead [Brookhaven/South Haven Historic Site ID Br06A, Ketcham-Nelson house 'Middlebrook'], which now belongs to his brother, Desmond Nelson."

Swan Realty Listing, 2015: "Meticulously Maintained Early 20th Century Brookhaven Hamlet Home, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car Detached Garage, CAC, 2 Wood Burning Fireplaces And A Cozy Family Room." Listing price: $599,900. Year Built: 1923.