Building Address: 49 West Avenue
Section / Block / Lot:
Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: August 9, 2004
Building Type: residence
Owner’s Name: Lowell Ockers
Date of Construction: ca. 1900
Building Dimensions: 40’ x 32’
No. of Floors: 2 ½
Decorative Features: closed gables, cornice returns, gable louvers, and veranda with brick piers and porch lattice, half-hipped roof, open rail, and Tuscan columns
Siding Material(s): painted wood shingle, sawed, coursed
Roof Style: front-gabled with intersecting cross gables
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Window Style(s): foundation, single six-over-six and eight-over-eight double-hung sash windows, fixed square with pattern, and two-story three-sided bay windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: off-centered half-glazed entrance door on façade (west)
Chimneys and Placement: interior ridge brick chimney
Architectural Integrity: original windows and wall cladding
Architectural Style: Vernacular Victorian
The building at 49 West Avenue sits on the east side of the street with an east-west concrete drive along its north elevation and a concrete walk that extends westward from the veranda to West Avenue.
Lowell Ockers, a retired pound trap fisherman lives in this residence. He is the 3rd generation in his family to work on the bay as a pound trap fisherman. This building was located at 24 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.