Building Address:  29 West Avenue 

Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  August 9, 2004

Building Type:  residence

Owner’s Name: 

Building Name:  Jacob Locker house

Date of Construction:  ca. 1880


Building Dimensions:  28’ x 20’

No. of Floors:  1 ½

Decorative Features:  enclosed full-width one-story façade (west) porch, gabled with pent roof

Siding Material(s):  wood shingle, sawed, coursed

Roof Style:  saltbox and intersecting gable

Roofing Material(s):  asphalt shingle, plain

Foundation:  concrete

Window Style(s):  single one-over-one double-hung sash, casement, and Chicago-type windows

No. of Entrances and Placement:  centered entrance door on façade (west) and off-centered entrance door on south elevation

Chimneys and Placement:  exterior end brick chimney, north elevation

Condition:  excellent

Architectural Integrity:  enclosed full-width façade porch and new fenestration; original wall cladding

Architectural Style:  Colonial Cottage   

The building at 29 West Avenue sits on the east side of the street with an east-west gravel drive running along the building’s south elevation and an east-west concrete walkway extending westward from the façade’s (west) entrance door to West Avenue.

Historical Information: 
According to retired fisherman Lowell Ockers, a George Van Der Borgh & Son Oyster House employee, Jacob Locker, lived at this residence. This building was located at 35 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 ; Internet; accessed 16 August 2004.

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