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

Architect:    

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   

Description: 
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.

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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