Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form. Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, much of the information reflects that time period.

Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors in the original surveys, and updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or are clearly indicated as updated material from the context of the comments.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.


Kosenkranius Gas Station

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.

Inventory Code:   Br04A 
Prepared Date:   1982-07-26 
Last Modified:   1970-01-01 
Original Submitter
Submitter Name:   Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address:   Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772  
Organization:   Brookhaven Community Development Agency
1-Building/Site Name:   Kosenkranius Gas Station 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Frank Provenzano [1982] 5b-Address:   426 S. Country Rd., Brookhaven, NY

6a-Original:   gas station

6b-Present:   for sale

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible
7b-Interior Comment:   by appointment
Building Materials



 8d-Board & Batten



8-Other:   asphalt siding
Structural System
 9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:   9c-Masonry:
9d-Metal Comment:   
 9e-Other Comment:   
   10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair    10d-Deteriorated
  11a-Original Site  11b-Moved If so, when?
11c-Alterations:    «»
Photo & Map
12-Photo Photos and images
[Threats were not evaluated in the original South Shore Estuary Survey.  They are an evaluation by J. Deitz]
  14a-None Known:   14b-Zoning   14c-Roads
  14d-Developers   14e-Deterioration
14f-Other:  it is presently for sale  
Related Outbuildings and Property
 15a-Barn  15b-Carriage House  15c-Garage
 15d-Privy  15e-Shed   15f-Greenhouse
 15g-Shop  15h-Gardens   15i-Landscape Features
15i-Landscape Features:   opposite railroad tracks
15j-Other:   second floor apartment
Surroundings of the Building
 16a-Open Land  16b-Woodland  16c-Scattered Bldgs.
 16d-Densely Built-up  16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
 16g-Residential 16h-Other:   This structure is located in the hamlet of Brookhaven on historic South Country Road.
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:      «»
19-Initial Const Date:   1920's  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   2 story, flat-roofed gas station with porte-cochere on front extending to two gas pumps. Living quarters on second floor. Typical gas station of this period, of which few remain on Long Island.

[In 1930s, and perhaps earlier, this station and residence was owned by Alexander Kosenkranius, and wife Helmar. He was of Estonia, she of Finland.]

<[They are said to have sold Gulf gasoline.]

21-Sources: 1930 Census. Place: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York; Roll 1650; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 39; Image: 422.0.
Publication: The Mid-Island Mail 1935 - 1941; Date: Apr 5, 1939; Section: None; Page: 2. Discusses basement flooding from Beaver Dam Creek.
Prepared By: 
  Ellen Williams, research assistant  
Supplemental Material:
  [In 2009, this buildind owned by Robert Fasce 3 Kennedy Dr. E. Quogue,NY 11942 tel: 631-728-6931.]