Building Address: 178 Old Stump Road
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Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: June 11, 2004
Building Type: residence
Owner’s Name: Barbara Anne Kresse
Date of Construction: ca. 1921
Building Dimensions: 44’ x 27’
No. of Floors: 1 ½
Decorative Features: large shed dormer, pedimented entry porch with posts and vergeboard, and exposed roof rafters
Siding Material(s): wood shingle, sawed, coursed
Roof Style: side-gabled
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Foundation: brick (running bond)
Window Style(s): six-over-six double-hung sash with four-light exterior storm windows, six-light casement windows; some with and without fanlights
No. of Entrances and Placement: centered French doors (full casement) on east façade
Chimneys and Placement: exterior brick end-wall and interior brick slope chimneys
Architectural Integrity: one-story half-hipped addition on south elevation
Architectural Style: Bungalow Cottage
The building at 178 Old Stump Road sits on the west side of the road. A gravel east-west path runs along the south elevation of the building into the rear (west) lot.
According to current homeowner, Barbara Anne Kresse, the building at 178 Old Stump Road was one of many temporary buildings from the U.S. Army’s Camp Upton, presently the site of Brookhaven National Laboratory, which was converted into a residence. Camp Upton was one of sixteen cantonments erected across the country to train the New York area inductees when the United States entered the First World War in 1917. With the war’s end in November of 1918, the Army decided that Camp Upton was of no further use and deactivated the camp. In August of 1921, a public auction emptied the Yaphank base of all its contents including household wares and appliances to complete structures. During World War II, the camp was rebuilt primarily as an induction center for draftees and as a rehabilitation hospital for the returning wounded.
Brookhaven National Laboratory. Yaphank, New York; available from http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/history/camp_upton1.asp; Internet; accessed 12 July 2004.
Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.