South Ocean Avenue
Building Address: 556 South Ocean Avenue
Section / Block / Lot: 19 / 8 / 64
Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date: January 2004
Building Type: House
Building Name: N/A
Date of Construction: ca. 1885
Architect: Not available.
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: Fascia trim, spindle porch posts
Siding Material(s): Wood clapboard
Roof Style: Cross gable
Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle
Foundation: Concrete block
Window Style(s): 2/2 original double hung, and 1/1 double hung replacement
No. of Entrances and Placement: One front entrance tucked beneath the porch on the east façade, and one entrance on the south wing’s east façade.
Chimneys and Placement: One interior brick chimney
Architectural Integrity: The over all appearance of the house is likely as it was first constructed, except that the original roofing material has been replaced and the second story balcony on the east façade has been screened in. The house needs painting and general maintenance.
Architectural Style: Vernacular Turn of the Century Folk
This house has an L-shaped plan and square, symmetrical massing. Two stories high with a cross gable roof, this house is clad in blue painted wood clapboard and asphalt shingle roofing. The white painted fascia trim creates the look of a pediment at the gable ends. The first floor store front has large pane windows and a central entrance. Spindle posts support the screened balcony above. The windows are two-over-two double hung, and appear original. One over one replacement windows are also used. The interior brick chimney is located to the rear of the house on the south façade. To the rear of the house is a one story lean-to addition.
While the property’s tax assessment card states the estimated construction date is 1920, a building of the same shape appears on an 1888 map of Patchogue.
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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