Building Address:  grassy area on the east side of the Town Dock, foot of Bellport Lane

Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  July 7, 2004

Building Type:  recreation

Owner’s Name:  Brookhaven Town

Building Name:  Osborn Park shelter

Date of Construction:  ca. 1920


Building Dimensions:  8’ x 15’        

No. of Floors:  1
Decorative Features:  closed rail around perimeter, interior seating platform, and exposed roof rafters

Siding Material(s):  open-air with wooden post supports and brackets

Roof Style:  low pitch side-gabled

Roofing Material(s):  wood shingles with ridge runners, plain

Foundation:  concrete slab

Window Style(s):  open-air

No. of Entrances and Placement:  egress along south elevation (façade)

Chimneys and Placement:  none

Condition:  good

Architectural Integrity:  roof shingles have been replaced, structure repainted

Architectural Style:  vernacular

Description:  The Osborn Park shelter, located on Brookhaven Town land, sits northeast of the Bellport Bay Yacht Clubhouse.  

Historical Information:  The land on the east side of the Town Dock, known as “Osborn Park,” was deeded to Bellport Village April 8, 1919 by Helen M. Osborn.  However, at the close of the nineteenth century, this land was used as a lumber and coal yard.  The slip, yard, and mill buildings were owned by J.W. Overton.  The slip was a channel dug out in the center of the Osborn property.  It was filled in when the buildings were removed and the land made into a park.  The open-air shelter was probably constructed around the time the land was donated.  This one-acre park, according to current mapping systems, is owned by Brookhaven Town.


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Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940.  New
York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.

Principe, Victor.  Images of America: Bellport Village and Brookhaven Hamlet.  Charleston,
SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002.

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