Building Address:  77 West Avenue 

Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  August 9, 2004

Building Type:  residence

Owner’s Name: 

Building Name:  Barkenbusch house

Date of Construction:  ca. 1900


Building Dimensions:  36’ x 41’      

No. of Floors:  2 ½

Decorative Features:  façade (west) gable end has a pent roof and a top projection covered with fishscale shingles and modillions, a two-story squared bay window on the north elevation topped by a gable end featuring a pent roof and a projection clad in fishscale shingles, a two-story squared bay window on the south elevation topped by a gable end featuring a pent roof and scroll-sawn brackets, and a full-width one-story porch with half-hipped roof on façade

Siding Material(s):  clapboard

Roof Style:  intersecting gable

Roofing Material(s):  asphalt shingle, plain

Foundation:  brick and concrete (full-width façade porch)

Window Style(s):  single two-over-two, paired ten-over-ten, and ribbon six-over-six double-hung sash windows

No. of Entrances and Placement:  centered entrance door on façade (west) 

Chimneys and Placement:  interior ridge brick chimney     

Condition:  good

Architectural Integrity:  one-story porch across the façade (west) has been enclosed with ribbon windows and wood shingles; wall cladding and windows are original
Architectural Style:  Suburban Cottage

Description:  The building at 77 West Avenue sits on the east side of the street with an east-west asphalt drive running along the building’s north elevation.

Historical Information: 
According to retired fisherman Lowell Ockers, house builders “Barkenbusch” (or Barkenbush) lived at this residence. This building was located at 121 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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