Frederick Ockers Oyster House – Unit One

Building Address:  130 Atlantic Avenue

Section / Block / Lot:    

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  August 9, 2004

Building Type:  commercial/seafood wholesaler

Owner’s Name:  Kingston’s Seafood

Building Name:  Frederick Ockers Oyster House (Unit One)

Date of Construction:  ca. 1900

Architect:    

Building Dimensions:  30’ x 24’      

No. of Floors:  1 ½

Decorative Features:  half-story overhang 

Siding Material(s):  board and batten

Roof Style:  saltbox with intersecting gable   

Roofing Material(s):  asphalt shingle, plain

Foundation:  concrete   

Window Style(s):  single and paired one-over-one double-hung sash and casement windows and skylights

No. of Entrances and Placement:  off-centered entrance door on the façade (south) and two separate entrance doors on the east elevation

Chimneys and Placement:  interior slope pipe chimney

Condition:  good

Architectural Integrity:  original wall cladding; windows replaced    

Architectural Style:  vernacular maritime/industrial

Description: 
The building at 130 Atlantic Avenue sits on the corner of Shore Road and Atlantic Avenue. An asphalt parking lot borders on the east and rear (north) elevations and the West Sayville Boat Basin on its façade (south).

Historical Information: 
According to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, this building was one of three units that configured the Frederick Ockers Oyster House (from around February 1909 to around August 1949). Unit One served as the oyster opening and storage facility.

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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