Building Address: 23 Livingston Road
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: July 21, 2004
Building Type: residence
Owner’s Name: Mark M. and Judith M. Maler
Building Name: Shelton house
Date of Construction: ca. 1930
Building Dimensions: 47’ x 34’
No. of Floors: 1 ½
Decorative Features: pedimented entry porch with Doric piers (fluted), brick stoop, and gable louvers
Siding Material(s): painted wood shingle, coursed, sawed
Roof Style: side-gabled
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Foundation: concrete block
Window Style(s): eight-over-one, six-over-one, and one-over-one double-hung sash and jalousie windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: centered four-panel door with lights on west façade and a glazed side entry on the south elevation’s enclosed porch
Chimneys and Placement: exterior brick end-wall chimney, north elevation
Architectural Integrity: On the south elevation, a one-story enclosed porch (with jalousie windows) connects the house to the garage. First-floor fenestration is new, whereas windows in the house’s gable ends are original.
Architectural Style: Cape Cod Cottage
Description: The building at 23 Livingston Road sits on the east side of the road. A boxwood hedge runs along the west façade. A gravel drive runs east-west from the road, along the south elevation of the building, to an attached one-story front-gabled garage. The garage rests on a concrete slab with wood shingle cladding, an inset paneled roll-up door, and an asphalt shingle roof.
Historical Information: Livingston Road is named for Solomon Livingston, a New York florist, who bought the tract of land (where the street now runs) from Henry Gardiner in 1836. Henry Gardiner had previously bought the parcel from Justice Brewster’s granddaughter, Ann Howell.
According to an interview with current Bellport Village Trustee, Robert H. Lyons III, George Shelton lived in the building presently at 23 Livingston Road. Shelton, a bayman, acquired Sam Petersen’s business, who was known at the time as the last local commercial fisherman, following Petersen’s death.
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