Building Address: 29 West Avenue
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: August 9, 2004
Building Type: residence
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
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
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.
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 http://ezproxy.library.cornell.edu:2972/ ; Internet; accessed 16 August 2004.