Frederick Ockers Oyster House-Unit Two

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 Two)

Date of Construction:  ca. 1900

Architect:

Building Dimensions:  33’ x 28’      

No. of Floors:  1 ½

Decorative Features:

Siding Material(s):  board and batten

Roof Style:  cross-gabled

Roofing Material(s):  asphalt shingle, plain

Foundation:  concrete   

Window Style(s):  paired one-over-one double-hung sash windows

No. of Entrances and Placement:  off-centered double sliding doors on the façade (south)

Chimneys and Placement:  interior ridge concrete block 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 Two 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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