Building Address:  57 West Avenue 

Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  August 9, 2004

Building Type:  residence

Owner’s Name: 

Building Name:     

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

Foundation:  brick

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

Condition:  fair

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. 

Historical Information: 
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 ; Internet; accessed 16 August 2004.

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