Building Address: 51 West Avenue
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Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: August 9, 2004
Building Type: residence
Building Name: Kwaak house
Date of Construction: ca. 1880
Building Dimensions: 38’ x 26’
No. of Floors: 2 ½
Decorative Features: enclosed full-width one-story porch on façade (west) with half-hipped roof
Siding Material(s): vinyl horizontal siding
Roof Style: side-gabled
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Window Style(s): single, paired, and triple one-over-one double-hung sash windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: centered half-glazed entrance door on façade (west)
Chimneys and Placement: interior slope concrete block chimney
Architectural Integrity: original wall cladding and windows replaced; enclosed full-width one-story porch on façade (west)
Architectural Style: Colonial Cottage
The building at 51 West Avenue sits on the east side of the street with a brick walkway extending westward from the enclosed porch on the façade (west) towards West Avenue.
According to retired fisherman Lowell Ockers, Gabriel Kwaak, a bayman, lived at this residence. This building was located at 23 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.