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The information in this form is based on information in the original South Shore Estuary Survey.  Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made.  Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are enclosed either in [square brackets] or are clearly indicated as updates in the text..  Since the surveys were conducted in the Summer of 2004, the information reflects that time period unless otherwise noted.  Because the South Shore Estuary Survey report format is not entirely consistent with the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey formats, there are a few additional fields on this page not found on the original forms.  The original South Shore Estuary Survey Report is available as a PDF document by clicking on the below.

South Shore Estuary Survey Form  

Tom Poole House

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

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Inventory Code: Br36.187-S  
Prepared Date: 7/14/2004  
Revised Date: 8/19/2011  
Submitter Name: Jayme Breschard  
Submitter Address: 382 Main Street

Port Washington, NY 11050
Organization: Long Island Traditions, Inc  
1-Building/Site Name: Tom Poole House  
2a-County: Suffolk   2b-Town: Brookhaven 2c-Village: Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:  
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   George & Meg Koch 5b-Address:   187 Old Stump Rd.

6a-Original:   Residential

6b-Present:   Residential

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible
7b-Interior Comment:   By appointment
Architectural Style:   
  Greek Revival with early twentieth-century modifications  
  The building at 187 Old Stump Road sits on the east side of the road. A concrete drive runs east-west from Old Stump Road along the north elevation of the building to a one-story front-gabled garage in the rear (east) lot. The garage has an asphalt shingle roof, wood shingle wall cladding, and double swing garage doors with iron strap hinges. Building Dimensions: 67’ x 36’. No. of Floors: 2.  
Decorative Features: 
  one-story full-width screened porch on west façade with half-hipped roof, exposed rafters, and lattice vents  
Building Materials 



 8d-Board & Batten



8-Other:   wood shingle, coursed, sawed
Structural System
 9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:   9c-Masonry:
9d-Metal Comment:   
 9e-Other Comment:   
Roof Style: 
  interesting pyramidal and side-gable  
Roofing Materials: 
  asphalt shingle, plain  
  poured concrete  
  one-over-one and two-over-two double-hung sash and eyebrow (awning) windows  
  centered double glass (wood rail) doors on west façade  
  exterior brick end-wall chimney, south elevation  
   10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair    10d-Deteriorated
  11a-Original Site  11b-Moved If so, when?
11c-Alterations:   all windows have been replaced, porch on façade has been screened, one and two-story additions on the south elevation and in the rear (east)  «»
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
[Threats were not evaluated in the original South Shore Estuary Survey.  They are an evaluation by J. Deitz]
  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
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:      «»
19-Initial Const Date:   Late 19th century, say "ca. 1870."  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   According to an interview with current Bellport Village Trustee, Robert H. Lyons III, Tom Poole was a bayman who lived in the building presently at 187 Old Stump Road. Mr. Lyons believes current homeowner, Mrs. Margaret S. Koch, is the granddaughter of Tom Poole and uses the building as a summer home. Thomas Alexander Poole was born April 27, 1876 in Norfolk City, Virginia. He married Ada Celestine Swezey on June 16, 1906 and together had one daughter, Shirley Poole. Thomas Alexander Poole died on November 21, 1965 in Yaphank, New York  «»
21-Sources:   «»
22-Theme:   Residential  
Prepared By: 
  John Deitz  
Supplemental Material: