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.


Brookhaven Elementary School [1927 wing]

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

Inventory Code:   Br31 
Prepared Date:   1982-09-09 
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:   Brookhaven Elementary School [1927 wing] 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   South Country School District 5b-Address:   Dunton Ave, East Patchogue, NY

6a-Original:   school

6b-Present:   special education classes

 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:   Storm entrance added on front [since 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:   
15j-Other:   playground
Surroundings of the Building
 16a-Open Land  16b-Woodland  16c-Scattered Bldgs.
 16d-Densely Built-up  16e-Commercial  16f-Industrial
 16g-Residential 16h-Other:   new school
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
17-Interrelationships:  This school is located on Fireplace Neck Road on the site or near the site of a local school which opened there in 1802.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:      «»
19-Initial Const Date:   1927  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   High 1 1/2 story gable roof school building with projecting center bay with gable end to street. Center entrance with fanlight surmounted by curving pediment and flanking engaged round columns. Round window in peak. Cupola at front of center bay with four-sided shingled base and hexagonal temple-shaped main section.  «»
21-Sources: Bigelow, Stephanie, "Bellport and Brookhaven," 1963, p. 25 «»
22-Theme:   schools  
Prepared By: 
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.  
Supplemental Material:
  From the Long Island Advance, 2 October 2003. Page 26. "From the Archives of the Long Island Advance - 75 Years Ago [1928]" The registration at Brookhaven School shows nearly 15 percent more this year than it was last year. The census shows that this school district has 136 children under 18 years of age.