South Ocean Avenue
Building Address: 371 South Ocean Avenue
Section / Block / Lot: 17/ 3 / 9
Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date: January 2004
Building Type: House
Building Name: N/A
Date of Construction: ca. 1870
Architect: Not available.
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: Doric porch columns, fascia trim, exterior window and door mouldings
Siding Material(s): Wood clapboard
Roof Style: Gable
Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle
Window Style(s): 2/2 replacement
No. of Entrances and Placement: One centered front entrance under the porch
Chimneys and Placement: Two interior brick chimneys, at the north and south gable ends
Architectural Integrity: High. The over all appearance of the house is likely as it was fist constructed, except that windows and original roofing material have been replaced.
Architectural Style: Italianate
This house is one of the few examples of the Italianate style in this neighborhood. Two stories high and five bays wide, its square massing and low pitched roof are typical of Italianate architecture. The house is of frame construction with decorative features such as blue and white painted fascia trim and exterior window and door mouldings. Its wrap around porch looks like it was added circa 1890 or 1900, and features Doric support columns and a pediment projection. Its original clapboard siding is intact, but its gable roof is now clad in asphalt shingle. Two interior brick chimneys are located at the north and south gable ends. The house has a one story addition on the south façade. It has a flat roof and ribbon windows. The double hung windows are two-over-two replacements.
The property’s tax assessment card says states that the house dates from 1920, however its Italianate style would suggest the mid to late nineteenth century. The house appears on an 1872 map of Patchogue as a property owned by L. Wicks. On an 1888 map, it is shown as owned by Mrs. DA Wicks.
Tax assessment cards, Incorporated Village of Patchogue Building Records.
Map of Patchogue, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, 1872.
Plan of South Part Patchogue, 1888.
Part of Patchogue, 1915.
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