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Building-Structure Inventory Form

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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 which have a suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Building-Structure Inventory Form

Varney's Restaurant

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

Br01.3.2-S

07-01-2014

01-01-1970

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Submitter

Submitter Name:
John Deitz
Submitter Address:
7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719
631-286-3178

Identification

Varney's Restaurant
Suffolk
Brookhaven
Hamlet of Brookhaven

 If checked, this site is within the Fire Place (Brookhaven Hamlet) Historic District

Ownership

4a-Public Site
4b-Private Site
William Varney
2109 Montauk Highway

Use

Restaurant
Restaurant

Accessibility

7a-Visible From Road
7b-Interior Accessible

Building Materials

8a-Clapboard
8b-Stone
8c-Brick
8d-Board & Batten
8e-Cobblestone
8f-Shingles
8g-Stucco

Structural System

9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints
9b-Wood Frame Light Members
9c-Masonry
9d-Metal
9e-Other

Condition

10a-Excellent
10b-Good
10c-Fair
10d-Deteriorated

Integrity

11a-Original Site
11b-Moved
About 1998, interior remodeled.

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Threats

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

Surroundings of the Building

16a-Open Land
16b-Woodland
16c-Scattered Bldgs
16d-Densely Built-up
16e-Commercial
16f-Industrial
16g-Residential

Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings

Originally part of the Robert & Mary Lyons farm.

Other Notable Features of Building and Site

Significance

Robert Lyons Sr.

Historic and Architectural Importance

This structure was built by Robert Lyons, Sr. as a snack bar shortly after he retired "just to give him something to do." It remains as Varney's Restaurant.

Sources

Robert and Mary Lyons fFamily Recollections." https://secureservercdn.net/72.167.230.230/ag7.147.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Robert-and-Mary-Lyons-Family-Remembrances.pdf

Theme

Restaurant

Prepared By

J. Deitz

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