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.
South Shore Estuary Survey Form
Frank Wilson Barteau House
If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not included in the original surveys.
382 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050 516-767-8803
Long Island Traditions, Inc
Frank Wilson Barteau House
Hamlet of Brookhaven
If checked, this site is within the Fire Place (Brookhaven Hamlet) Historic District
Richard and Constance Dayton
269 Beaver Dam Road
7a-Visible From Road
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
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
8d-Board & Batten
Painted wood shingle, sawed, coursed
9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints
9b-Wood Frame Light Members
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
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.
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Related Outbuildings and Property
Surroundings of the Building
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
[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.]
[Probably Frank Wilson Barteau]
Historic and Architectural Importance
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