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.


Samual Hawkins/Paris House

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

Inventory Code:   SH11 
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:   Samual Hawkins/Paris House 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Southaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Mrs. R. M. Paris [1982] 5b-Address:   2715 Montauk Highway, Southaven

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:   Modern windows. Porch added and partly enclosed on front.  «»
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 structure is located in the hamlet of South Haven, which was first settled in the eighteenth century.  
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:    

This house was owned by Samual Hawkins in 1858. It is marked but unidentified on the 1838 map.*

Armbruster says it was built about 1787.

[This house may have been mis-identified as "Samual Hawkins in 1858." The location of houses on the 1858 map are imprecise; this house may actually be a house further west of the house identified as "S. Hawkins" on the 1858 map – perhaps "N. Hawkins." N. Hawkins may have been the Rev. Nathaniel Hawkins (d. 1860).]  «»

19-Initial Const Date:   before 1858.  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:   1 1/2 story, 5 bay, center entrance, gambrel roof house. It is very similar in style to the Tobin-Homan house (see SH07)  «»
21-Sources: Armbruster, Eugene, Landmarks on the Montauk Highway, 1925, p. 10.. [Some have suggested that Ambruster's commentary on "The Captain Seaman House" as a reference to the present house is wrong.. Instead it is a reference to the "Seaman-Ljungvist house," Br09D, located several miles further west on South Country road.]

Map of Suffolk County, James Chace, New York: 1858. Repository: Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society.

U.S. Coast Survey Map, No. 58, 1838. Repository: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
22-Theme:   Residential  
Prepared By: 
  Ellen Williams, research assistant.  
Supplemental Material:
  * From Landmarks on the Montauk Highway, by Eugene L. Armbruster, 1925.