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
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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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.