Historic and Natural Districts 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. Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or will be clearly indicated as updated material. Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, much of the information reflects that time period.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form




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

Brookhaven, NY 11719


Rose Ln
Hamlet of Brookhaven


Rose Lane is a short road at the south end of (North) Hawkins lane.


Some suggest that the lane may have been named after Julien and Viola Rose; however, they never lived on Rose lane, living instead on Wallace lane, the next little lane off Hawkins lane to the north. Rose lane for many years was unnamed, being regarded as be part of Hawkins lane even though it veers off the main Hawkins lane—people mearly "lived at the end of Hawkins lane." (this statement itself is ambiguous, as Hawkins lane itself is not continuous, being broken mid-way by a large field into two noncontiguous segments.

5- Map


Meg Koch, Email, 1 Aug 2011: "…. Folks around here played musical houses in the summers. My grandparents leased this house [on Old Stump Road] and moved all the way to Hawkins Lane for summers. My grandfather [Thomas Alexander Poole], who was a bayman, had a shack for his nets, etc, which is what they moved to - that shack eventually became the home of Julien and Viola Rose and then Charles and Toni Koop. All the land down Hawkins Lane was at one time owned by Wallace Swezey. Wallace was fond of selling land; Addie [Wallace's wife] made him deed lots down Hawkins Lane to each of the children. As the children became adults they sold, swapped, combined, whatever the lots. That is why when I was growing up three of Addie's children - Viola, Beatrice, Emma - lived down there." … [Ellen Learned, who lived on Rose lane] was close with her neighbors the Julien Rose family."

7-Threats to Area

By Zoning
By Roads
By Developers
By Deterioration

8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area


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John Deitz

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