Building Address: 17 West Avenue
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: August 9, 2004
Building Type: residence
Date of Construction: ca. 1915
Building Dimensions: 43’ x 26’
No. of Floors: 1 ½
Decorative Features: central hipped dormer, side elevations with a gable end pent, and a recessed entry porch (principal roof) with Tuscan columns and closed rail
Siding Material(s): vinyl horizontal siding
Roof Style: flared side-gabled
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Foundation: concrete block
Window Style(s): single, paired, and ribbon one-over-one double-hung sash and three-sided bay windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: recessed full-casement entrance door on façade (west)
Chimneys and Placement: interior slope brick chimney
Architectural Integrity: wall cladding and windows have been replaced
Architectural Style: Bungalow Cottage
Description: The building at 17 West Avenue sits on the east side of the street. A poured concrete walk extends westward from the entry porch to West Avenue.
According to retired fisherman Lowell Ockers, a member of the Schaper family lived in this building. He was a pound trap fisherman. This building was located at 40 West Avenue until sometime after August, 1949 when West Avenue was renumbered.
Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Sayville, New York: February 1909, September 1915, and June 1925 (updated through August 1949); available from http://ezproxy.library.cornell.edu:2972/; Internet; accessed 16 August 2004.