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
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
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
Architectural Integrity: original wall cladding; windows replaced
Architectural Style: vernacular maritime/industrial
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).
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.
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.