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
J. Smith-Kouts house
If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.
Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Town Hall 205 S. Ocean Ave. Patchogue, NY 11772 631-634-7806
Brookhaven Community Development Agency
J. Smith-Kouts house
Hamlet of Brookhaven
If checked, this site is within the Fire Place (Brookhaven Hamlet) Historic District
7a-Visible From Road
8d-Board & Batten
9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints
9b-Wood Frame Light Members
[Uncertain when original structures were moved.]
Porch added. [It is said that the present residence was formed by the moving and joining of two earlier structures located near to South Country road.]
Photo & Map
Related Outbuildings and Property
Surroundings of the Building
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
This house is located on South country Road, formerly Montauk Highway, in the vicinity of Brookhaven Hamlet.
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
This house is marked but unidentified on the 1836 map; it belonged to J. Smith in 1858 [John E. Smith seems to be the most likely candidate], to B. Overton in 1873, and was part of the E. P. Gardiner estate in 1902.
Historic and Architectural Importance
2 1/2 story, 3 bay, side entrance plan, gable roof house with lower 2 1/2 story wing on east. 9/6 windows on main section. Original entrance with sidelights. Brick foundation. Chimney altered. Dormer added in attic. 4 bay wing has a door on front facade, and 6/6 windows. Leaded tracery in front entrance sidelights is especially pretty.
U. S. Coast Survey Map, of the South Shore between Patchogue and Smith Point, 1836, Repository: U. S. Library of Congress. Map of Suffolk County, by J. Chace, New York: 1858.