August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900


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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

Emma Hawkins House [Bartlett Hawkins House]

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

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Inventory Code: SH10
Prepared Date: 7/17/1982
Last modified: 4/18/2014
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 Southaven
3-Street Location:   about 2745-2747 Montauk Highway at Old South 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):    Thomas G. Thompson [1982 5b-Address:    Montauk Highway, South Haven

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?  
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:   
15j-Other:  base of water tower  
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:   Thiis structure is located in Southaven, which was first settled in the eighteenth century.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features: This house was owned by H. Hawkins in 1902, and Emma Hawkins in 1915. [We have been unable to identify either H. Hawkins or Emma Hawkins.]      
19-Initial Const Date:   c. 1902 [probably c. 1836. See supplemental material]
19-Builder:  [Perhaps Bartlett Tutthill Hawkins. See supplemental material]  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   1 1/2 story, 3 bay, side entrance plan, shingle style, gable roof cottage with roof extending over front porch. Sawtooth shingle detail at window sill level and window head level, at both floors, and in the gables. Flaring shingles over paired windows on east and west facades. Interesting shingle detail at all roof edges. Porch with turned posts and original "Chinese" railing.

Base of water tower behind house with same shingle detail.
21-Sources:      Atlas of the Ocean Shore of Suffolk Co., L.I., plate no. 3, New York: E. Belcher-Hyde, publisher, 1902.  
22-Theme:   residential   
Prepared By:
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.
Supplemental Material: 
  [* The original Building-Structure Inventory form, dated 17 July 1982, indicates that this was built in 1902. The 1873 Beers Map and the 1858 Chase Map indicates a home identified as "B.T. Hawkins" at this location. Photographs dated 1915 annotated by Clara (Clarissa) Hawkins as "The old South Haven home" are clearly of this house. Clarissa was a daughter of Bartlett Tuthill (B.T.) Hawkins and a sister of Erastus Corning Hawkins. It therefore seems likely that this house was built before 1858, Since Bartlett Hawkins married his first wife in 1836, it is likely that the house was built about then.]