Building Address:  25 Locust Road

Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  June 9, 2004

Building Type:  residence

Owner’s Name:  Nicholas and Annette Delihas

Building Name:  Reeves house

Date of Construction:  ca. 1926

Architect:   

Building Dimensions:  28’ x 27’

No. of Floors:  1 ½

Decorative Features:  sloping pitched roof, large sloping shed dormer, gable louvers, and plain wood water table

Siding Material(s):  sawed wood shingle, coursed

Roof Style:  side-gabled

Roofing Material(s):  split wood shingles

Foundation:  concrete

Window Style(s):  paired and single four-light casement, plate glass, and six-over-six double-hung sash windows

No. of Entrances and Placement:  double full casement door on west facade

Chimneys and Placement:  exterior brick end-wall chimney on north elevation

Condition:  excellent

Architectural Integrity:  The full-width porch has been enclosed with new plate glass windows along with a one-story side-gabled rear (west) addition.

Architectural Style:  Craftsman Bungalow
 
Description: 
The building at 25 Locust Road sits on the east side of the road.  A gravel drive runs east from the road to a cross-gabled garage with double sliding cross batten doors and clapboard siding in the north lot.  It has paired casement windows and an interior ridge brick chimney.

Historical Information: 
According to 4th grader Susan David’s 1976 oral history project, George Reeves, a bayman, built the building at 25 Locust Road with the help of Sam Bumstead in 1926.  “Mr. Reeve’s daughter sold it to Mrs. Russel, who then rented to Nguryn and Monika Hien.  Then Mrs. Russel’s estate sold it to Nick and Neva Delihas.”

Source:    
Bigelow, Stephanie S.  Bellport and Brookhaven: A Saga of the Sibling Hamlets at Old Purchase South.  Bellport, NY: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, 1968.

David, Susan.  “History of Locust Road, Brookhaven.”  Oral History Project at Hampton Avenue School, 1976.

Deitz, John B.  2000 – 2004.  Brookhaven, New York; available from http://prometheusli.com/hamlet/susan_david_history.htm; Internet; accessed 22 June 2004.

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

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