The following is a history of Locust Rd., Brookhaven Hamlet, NY written by Susan David while a 4th grade student at the Hampton Avenue school. The pictures are crayon drawings of the houses as they appeared in 1976. Also provided are links to pictures of the house as they appear in 2002, and in some cases a history and old pictures of the houses
I am also working at enhancing her story and independently documenting as many of her “facts” as possible. The note icon () will take you my comments. One of the nice things about publishing through web pages is that you don’t have to wait until all “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” crossed before publishing — and as I get additional information, or find I got something wrong, it’s easy to change. So let me know (email bottom of every page) if you know something I don’t — which I’m sure is often the case.
It should be remembered that the people in the various residences are as they existed in 1976. Many have moved or are now deceased. As is often customary, I have named the houses after their first occupants. I’ve also added numbered street addresses, which are a relatively recent development, perhaps about 1978/80.
HISTORY OF LOCUST ROAD, BROOKHAVEN
“Locust Rd. began when Chauncey Sweazy cut a road through his property so that it could be developed. The road was marked by locust posts along each side.
“I would like to thank Everett Swezey, Fred Strier. Louis Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Alex De Hond and Mary David for their help.”