Building Address: 57 West Avenue
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Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: August 9, 2004
Building Type: residence
Date of Construction: ca. 1880
Building Dimensions: 34’ x 30’
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: cornice returns and a full-width one-story screened porch on façade (west) with porch lattice
Siding Material(s): asbestos shingle
Roof Style: front-gabled (with catslide) and intersecting cross-gable
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Window Style(s): single two-over-two double-hung sash and awning windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: two separated entrance doors on façade (west)
Chimneys and Placement: interior ridge brick chimney
Architectural Integrity: original wall cladding (clapboard) covered by asbestos shingle and one-story porch across the façade has been screened; windows are original
Architectural Style: vernacular
The building at 57 West Avenue sits on the east side of the street with an east-west asphalt drive running along the building’s south elevation. A poured concrete walk extends westward from the façade’s porch to West Avenue.
According to retired fisherman Lowell Ockers, a member of the Schaper family lived at this residence. He was a pound trap fisherman. This building was located at 20 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.