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.


Emma Hawkins House [Bartlett Hawkins House]

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

Inventory Code:   SH10 
Prepared Date:   1982-07-17 
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:   Emma Hawkins House [Bartlett Hawkins House] 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Southaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Thomas G. Thompson [1982 5b-Address:   Montauk Highway, South Haven

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:    «»
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:   base of water tower
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:  Thiis structure is located in Southaven, which was first settled in the eighteenth century.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:    This house was owned by H. Hawkins in 1902, and Emma Hawkins in 1915. [We have been unable to identify either H. Hawkins or Emma Hawkins.]  «»
19-Initial Const Date:   c. 1902 [probably c. 1836. See supplemental material]  
19-Builder: [Perhaps Bartlett Tutthill Hawkins. See supplemental material]  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   1 1/2 story, 3 bay, side entrance plan, shingle style, gable roof cottage with roof extending over front porch. Sawtooth shingle detail at window sill level and window head level, at both floors, and in the gables. Flaring shingles over paired windows on east and west facades. Interesting shingle detail at all roof edges. Porch with turned posts and original "Chinese" railing.

Base of water tower behind house with same shingle detail.
21-Sources: Atlas of the Ocean Shore of Suffolk Co., L.I., plate no. 3, New York: E. Belcher-Hyde, publisher, 1902. «»
22-Theme:   residential  
Prepared By: 
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.  
Supplemental Material:
  [* The original Building-Structure Inventory form, dated 17 July 1982, indicates that this was built in 1902. The 1873 Beers Map and the 1858 Chase Map indicates a home identified as "B.T. Hawkins" at this location. Photographs dated 1915 annotated by Clara (Clarissa) Hawkins as "The old South Haven home" are clearly of this house. Clarissa was a daughter of Bartlett Tuthill (B.T.) Hawkins and a sister of Erastus Corning Hawkins. It therefore seems likely that this house was built before 1858, Since Bartlett Hawkins married his first wife in 1836, it is likely that the house was built about then.]