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.


Rose-Koop House

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

Inventory Code:   Br23.015-S 
Prepared Date:   2011-08-14 
Last Modified:   1970-01-01 
Original Submitter
Submitter Name:   John Deitz
Submitter Address:   7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719  
1-Building/Site Name:   Rose-Koop House 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:    5b-Address:   15 Hawkins Ln., northeast corner Wallace Ln.

6a-Original:   Storage shack

6b-Present:   Residence

 7a-Visible From Road

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



 8d-Board & Batten



8-Other:   Modern house has evolved into a traditional salt box shape.
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:   Many alterations have been made since its original use as a storage shack, by various owners  «»
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
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:      «»
19-Initial Const Date:   Early 20th century  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   The original structure on this site was built by bayman Thomas Poole (1876-1965) as a storage shed for his nets and other tools of the trade. During the early 20th century heyday of Brookhaven hamlet being a Summer vacation destination, permanent residents often "played musical houses in the summers," renting their residences to vacationers. The Poole family regularly leased their house on Old Stump road and moved to the Hawkins Lane "shack" for the summers. The shack eventually became the home of Julien and Viola Swezey* Rose and then Charles and Toni Rose** Koop, each of whom made modifications so that it became the modern salt box style house of today.

* Viola Swezey was Thomas Poole's sister-in-law. All the land down Hawkins Lane was at one time owned by Wallace Swezey, Viola's father. "Wallace was fond of selling land; [his wife] Addie made him deed lots down Hawkins Lane to each of their children. As the children became adults they sold, swapped, combined, whatever, the lots. That is why when [Meg Sylvester Koch] was growing up three of Addie's children - Viola, Beatrice, Emma - lived down[Hawkins lane]."—Meg Koch.

** Eugenie Antoinette Rose, one of Viola and Julien's daughters.  «»

21-Sources: Email: Meg Koch, 1 Aug 2011, and walking stroll down Hawkins lane, 13 Aug 2011. «»
22-Theme:   Residential  
Prepared By: 
  John Deitz  
Supplemental Material: