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
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
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).
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
http://ezproxy.library.cornell.edu:2972/ ; Internet; accessed 16 August 2004.