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

Building Name:     

Date of Construction:  ca. 1900

Architect:    

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 

Foundation:  concrete

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
     
Condition:  excellent

Architectural Integrity:  original windows and wall cladding   

Architectural Style:  Vernacular Victorian     

Description: 
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.

Historical Information: 
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.

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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