South Ocean Avenue
Building Address: 576 South Ocean Avenue
Section / Block / Lot: 19 / 8 / 67
Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date: November / December 2003
Building Type: House
Building Name: N/A
Date of Construction: ca. 1870
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: Carved lintels, wood cornice, eave brackets, fascia trim
Siding Material(s): Brick, vinyl
Roof Style: Mansard
Roofing Material(s): Asphalt shingle
Foundation: Brick, cinderblock
Window Style(s): 1/1 Replacement, Ribbon Windows
No. of Entrances and Placement: One front door centrally placed on the east elevation; one side door located on the north elevation.
Chimneys and Placement: Two interior stucco over brick chimneys, at the south and west facades.
Architectural Integrity: Moderate; the house has been altered and in good condition. One story sun rooms have been added to the south and west facades. A covered porch has been added to the north facade. The original roofing material, likely slate, has been replaced with asphalt shingle. A red brick entranceway with Federal style fanlight and sidelights has been added to the east façade. All of the windows have been replaced, and the bays have been widened on the first floor.
Architectural Style: Italianate
Though much altered, this house is a uniquely ornate example of the Italianate style in its neighborhood. The house appears on an 1872 map of Patchogue. Two stories high and three bays wide, its square massing and elaborate decorations are typical of Italianate architecture. The house is of brick construction with wood brackets and cornices. Its Mansard roof features prominently, and is clad in asphalt shingle that mimics the look of scalloped slate. Gabled dormers features on the front façade, and are capped by hood moldings. Its wide eaves are accented by carved brackets. Interior stucco-over-brick chimneys are set within the south and west elevations. The sash windows are one-over-one replacements. The house is painted white, except for the red brick main entrance porch additions.
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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