Building Address: 6 Burnett Lane
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: June 30, 2004
Building Type: residence
Owner’s Name: Mary Ann Fath
Date of Construction: ca. 1868
Building Dimensions: 29’ x 24’
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: pedimented frontispiece (broken pediment) with sidelights, cornerboards, gable louvers, and a date panel
Siding Material(s): clapboard
Roof Style: saltbox
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Window Style(s): six-over-six and eight-over-eight double-hung sash, six-light casement, and three-sided bay windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: centered glass door on façade (east) and rear (west) entry
Chimneys and Placement: exterior brick end-wall (north) and interior slope pipe chimney
Architectural Integrity: modification of roof, ca. 1970, and new fenestration throughout building
Architectural Style: Colonial Saltbox Cottage
The building at 6 Burnett Lane sits on the west side of the street. An asphalt drive runs along the north elevation of the building to a side-gabled double-car garage in the rear (west) lot with vertical weatherboard siding, roll-up garage doors, and a wood shingle roof.
This home was the residence of Elbert (Albert) Albin then gained title on March 4, 1868 and retained ownership until December 22, 1891. His wife, Hannah, and son, Chauncey, were recorded as owners from March 7, 1890 to December 22, 1891, suggesting Elbert’s death about 1890. He appeared on the 1870 census in Fire Place (now Brookhaven Hamlet) in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York as a fisherman. He later appeared on the 1880 census as a bayman. Elbert Albin is the brother of Robert S. Albin who owned and operated a grocery store in the building that is currently located at 340 Beaver Dam Road.
The building transferred ownership ca. 1970 from George Bishop to the Fath family. They remodeled the building to its current appearance.
Beers, F.W. Atlas of Long Island (1873).
Deitz, John B. 2000 – 2004. Brookhaven, New York; available from http://www.prometheusli.com/hamlet/history/BuildingInventoryForm.asp?InventoryCode=Br18B.2-S ; Internet; accessed 2 July 2004.
Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.