The information in this form is based on information in the original South Shore Estuary Survey. Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are enclosed either in [square brackets] or are clearly indicated as updates in the text.. Since the surveys were conducted in the Summer of 2004, the information reflects that time period unless otherwise noted. Because the South Shore Estuary Survey report format is not entirely consistent with the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey formats, there are a few additional fields on this page not found on the original forms. The original South Shore Estuary Survey Report is available as a PDF document by clicking on the below.

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


Frank Wilson Barteau House

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

Inventory Code:   Br27.1-S 
Prepared Date:   2004-06-11 
Last Modified:   1970-01-01 
Submitter Name:   Jayme Breschard
Submitter Address:   382 Main Street

Port Washington, NY 11050  
Organization:   Long Island Traditions, Inc
1-Building/Site Name:   Frank Wilson Barteau House 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven
3-Street Location:    
 4a-Public    4b-Private
5a-Present Owner:   Richard and Constance Dayton 5b-Address:   269 Beaver Dam Road

6a-Original:   dwelling

6b-Present:   dwelling

 7a-Visible From Road

 7b-Interior Accessible
7b-Interior Comment:   By Appointment
Architectural Style:   
  Craftsman Bungalow  
  The building at 269 Beaver Dam Road sits on the north side of the road with an open lawn in its front (south) lot. An allée of mature trees sits at the perimeter of this open lawn aside Beaver Dam Road. A gravel north-south drive runs along the west elevation of the building and continues to an unrelated private residence in the rear (north) lot. Building Dimensions: 33’ x 48’ No. of Floors: 1 1/2  
Decorative Features: 
  Full-width façade (south) porch with flat roof and wide eaves and a closed rail with colonnettes and shingled piers, exposed purlins, wide eaves, and a wide gable dormer  
Building Materials 



 8d-Board & Batten



8-Other:   Painted wood shingle, sawed, coursed
Structural System
 9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints    9b-Wood Frame Light Members:   9c-Masonry:
9d-Metal Comment:   
 9e-Other Comment:   
Roof Style: 
Roofing Materials: 
  Asphalt shingle, plain  
  Bungalow windows (triple 2/1, 3/1, and 2/1) and triple casement windows (all 2/1)  
  Centered slab door with lights on the south façade  
  Interior slope pipe chimney  
   10a-Excellent   10b-Good   10c-Fair    10d-Deteriorated
  11a-Original Site  11b-Moved If so, when?
11c-Alterations:   While most of the fenestration appears to be original, the roofing material has been replaced within the past decade. According to an illustration in the Town of Brookhaven’s Historic District Advisory Committee Guidelines Handbook, the building at 269 Beaver Dam Road had an “unusually patterned asphalt shingle roof.” The shingles are pictured in a diamond arrangement. They are presently set in a plain fashion.  «»
[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
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
18-Notable Features:    [The Frank Wilson Barteau House is one of my favorite homes along Beaverdam Rd. This simple "bungalow-cottage" set on a large lot with many flowering shrubs draws one into its invitingly cool-looking front porch and welcoming front door. In the history of the American house form, the term "cottage" covered much of what was built in the nineteenth century, and the term "bungalow" covered a good deal of what was built in the first half of the twentieth. It is not surprising that, in time, builders and designers also generated a building that combined attributes of both styles. The integration of both styles can be seen in this house. The façade--with exception of the central dormer--has bungalow traits. On most buildings of the combined styles, the main roof covers the porch (as it does here), which is wide and uses wide bungalow style piers (although the porch arch and narrow piers on either side of the central stairs is somewhat unique here.) The roof line, the porch, and the first-floor wall are close to the ground. Overall, this bungalow-cottage enhances the fluidity of horizontal movement in the layered gables of the bungalow with a compact form of simple and direct geometry. The form is lively, owing to the mix of motifs, yet the structure is solid, even reserved. While probably built in the early 20th century by a chauffeur and automobile mechanic, to me, it is one of the most historically and architecturally interesting houses in the Hamlet. J.D.]  «»
19-Initial Const Date:   About 1915  
19-Builder: [Probably Frank Wilson Barteau]  
Historic and Architectural Importance
20-Importance:    «»
21-Sources: Town of Brookhaven Historic District Advisory Committee Guidelines Handbook. Town of Brookhaven: New York, 1990. Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985 «»
Prepared By: 
  Jayme Breschard  
Supplemental Material: