Building Address:  17 West Avenue
 
Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  August 9, 2004

Building Type:  residence

Owner’s Name: 

Building Name:       

Date of Construction:  ca. 1915

Architect:    

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

Condition:  good

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. 

Historical Information:
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.

Source:
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.

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