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


Alburger Pond, a.k.a. Deacon Daniel Hawkins Pond & Frederick Kost Pond
Hamlet of Brookhaven


The little pond on Beaver Dam Road near Mott Lane is a "kettle hole" formed when embeded ice blocks melt after a glacier recedes. In modern times it is known as the Alburger Pond, after the David Alburger family whose whom (razed 11-13 November 2013) used to be adjacent to the site. In earlier generations it was known as the "Deacon Daniel Hawkins' pond", or the "Kost pond." It was likely created when the last glacier finally receded from Long Island perhaps 10,000 years ago. For many generations, it was a favorite community ice skating pond. It is now bisected by adjacent property lot lines. In recent times it has been transformed into a water garden by the planting of various flowering water plants.


5- Map


7-Threats to Area

By Zoning
By Roads
By Developers
By Deterioration
Other: While a feature of Brookhaven Hamlet for tens of thousands of years, we can expect that this pond will gradually disappear due to sediment and human action.

8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area


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John Deitz

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