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.


Thomas Morrow, Sr. Homestead "Acacia", Sherman House

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

Inventory Code:   Br25 
Prepared Date:   1982-08-16 
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:   Thomas Morrow, Sr. Homestead "Acacia", Sherman House 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Est. Fred A. Sherman 5b-Address:   

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:   Aluminum storm windows added  «»
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 belonged to E. Lohman in 1902, and to T. Morrow in 1915.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:      «»
19-Initial Const Date:   before 1902, c. 1892  
Historic and Architectural Importance

2 1/2 story, gambrel roof, shingle style house with wide veranda contained under the roof, and large gambrel roof, projecting bay on west end. Center entrance into large entrance hall with massive curving stairway. Very large, Dutch door. ?and?or windows in shed roof dormer in center of south front, and ? … ? Single window dormers. 2 story carriage house behind. Two acres of land. This is the only shingle style house in the hamlet of Brookhaven.

In 1933, it was recorded as being occupied by Mrs. Thomas I. Morrow and called "Acacia."

21-Sources: Atlas of the Ocean Shore of Suffolk County, L.I., New York: E. Belcher-Hyde, publishers, 1902, pl. no. 3.
Atlas of the Ocean Shore of Suffolk county, L.I., easterly section, Vol. I, New York: E. Belcher-Hyde, publishers, 1915.
Long Island Advance, Patchogue, NY, 2 Oct 2008. "From the archives of the Long Island Advance, 75 Years Ago." Occupant and structure name.
22-Theme:   residential  
Prepared By: 
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.  
Supplemental Material: