Building Address:  138 Atlantic Avenue

Section / Block / Lot:    

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  August 9, 2004

Building Type:  recreation

Owner’s Name:  West Sayville Boat Basin

Building Name:  Van Der Borgh building

Date of Construction:  ca. 1900


Building Dimensions:  30’ x 20’      

No. of Floors:  2

Decorative Features:  projecting eaves on the east and west elevations

Siding Material(s):  clapboard

Roof Style:  front-gabled

Roofing Material(s):  asphalt shingle, plain

Foundation:  concrete   

Window Style(s):  single six-over-six double-hung sash and twenty-four-light fixed windows

No. of Entrances and Placement:  large roll-up doors on the façade (south) and rear (north) elevation

Chimneys and Placement:  not visible

Condition:  good

Architectural Integrity:  original wall cladding and windows

Architectural Style:  vernacular maritime/industrial

The building at 138 Atlantic Avenue sits in-between the southern ends of West Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. An asphalt parking lot borders on the rear (north) elevation and the West Sayville Boat Basin on its façade (south).

Historical Information: 
According to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, this building was the George Van Der Borgh & Son Oyster House (from around February 1909 to around August 1949). This building served as the oyster sorting 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 ; Internet; accessed 16 August 2004.

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