Building Address: 21 North Howells Point Road
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: July 7, 2004
Building Type: residence
Owner’s Name: James, Robert, and Donald Every
Date of Construction: ca. 1933 – 1941
Building Dimensions: 56’ x 35’
No. of Floors: 1 ½
Decorative Features: partial façade porch with open rail and posts, hipped dormer
Siding Material(s): vinyl clapboard siding
Roof Style: intersecting hip and gable
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Window Style(s): single and paired six-over-six double-hung sash, casement, and triple window jalousies
No. of Entrances and Placement: centered entry on west façade and hooded south elevation entry
Chimneys and Placement: interior brick slope chimney
Architectural Integrity: A rear (east) one-story gabled addition, new wall treatment, and new fenestration were post-1941 developments.
Architectural Style: Hipped Bungalow
Description: The building at 21 North Howells Point Road sits on the east side of the road with an east-west asphalt drive, along the building’s south elevation, to a one-story front-gabled garage in the rear (east) lot. The garage is clad with unpainted wood shingles, has double swing garage doors, and an asphalt shingle roof.
Historical Information: The building at 21 North Howells Point Road has been greatly altered from its ca. 1941 appearance. However, the garage in the rear lot retains its integrity and exhibits original wall cladding and doors.
The building is one of many small cottages and bungalows that crop up in a section of Bellport Village, north of South Country Road, on the December, 1941 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map.
On the December, 1920 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, North Howells Point Road was just being cut and was known as Howells Point Lane and/or Maple Avenue. Howells Point Road is named for Captain Josiah Howell. Captain Josiah Howell had come to Bellport around 1800 and purchased nearly all the land from the “Head of the Neck Line” to the Great South Bay. With South County Road serving as the halfway point, Captain Josiah’s son, William, received the northern portion and his other son, Hampton, the south.
Bigelow, Stephanie S. Bellport and Brookhaven: A Saga of the Sibling Hamlets at Old Purchase
South. Bellport, NY: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, 1968.
Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New
York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Bellport, New York: March 1910, December 1920, October
1933, and December 1941; available from http://ezproxy.library.cornell.edu:2972/; Internet; accessed 19 July 2004.