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.


H. Raynor house

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

Inventory Code:   Br09 
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:   H. Raynor house 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Sives 5b-Address:   Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven

6a-Original:   residence

6b-Present:   residence

 7a-Visible From Road

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



 8d-Board & Batten



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:   porch removed  «»
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
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:   
Surroundings of the Building
 16a-Open Land  16b-Woodland  16c-Scattered Bldgs.
 16d-Densely Built-up  16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
 16g-Residential 16h-Other:   
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
17-Interrelationships:  This house is located on South country Road, formerly Montauk Highway, in the hamlet of Brookhaven.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:    This house belonged to H. Raynor in 1873 [likely Henry Raynor]. Probably Raynor in 1858. [There was no H. Raynor in either the 1850 or 1860 censuses, making it likely he came to the community after 1860. Henry Raynor appears in the 1880 census, adjacent to Edward Raynor. In 1858, adjacent to the south of this house, at the corner of South Country and Beaverdam Roads, was the Edward S. Raynor store. Edward and family was found in the 1850, 1860 and 1880 censuses. Henry and Edward Raynor are likely related, probably brothers.]  «»
19-Initial Const Date:   before 1873  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   Two story, three bay on first floor, two bay on second floor, side entrance plan, gable roof house with one story gable roof wing on east and small bevelly jog on west rear. Brick foundation, 6/6 windows. Two story vertical board carriage house in rear.  «»
21-Sources: Atlas of Long Island, NY, by F. W. Beers, New York: Beers, Comstock & Cline, 1873 Map of Suffolk county, by J. Chace, New York: 1858 «»
22-Theme:   residential  
Prepared By: 
  Ellen Williams, research assistant  
Supplemental Material: