Building Address: 187 Old Stump Road
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Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: July 14, 2004
Building Type: residence
Owner’s Name: Margaret S. and George W. Kock
Building Name: Poole house
Date of Construction: ca. 1870
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
Siding Material(s): wood shingle, coursed, sawed
Roof Style: interesting pyramidal and side-gable
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Foundation: poured concrete
Window Style(s): one-over-one and two-over-two double-hung sash and eyebrow (awning) windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: centered double glass (wood rail) doors on west façade
Chimneys and Placement: exterior brick end-wall chimney, south elevation
Architectural Integrity: 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)
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.
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. Kock, 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.
Deitz, John B. 2000 – 2004. Brookhaven, New York; available from http://18.104.22.168/hamlet/hamlet_tree/f-p/d81.htm#P3428 ; Internet; accessed 15 July 2004.
Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.
Lyons, Robert H. III, interview by author, Jayme Breschard. Telephone interview, 14 July 2004.