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
Tom Poole 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
Tom Poole House
Hamlet of Brookhaven
If checked, this site is within the Fire Place (Brookhaven Hamlet) Historic District
George & Meg Koch
187 Old Stump Rd.
7a-Visible From Road
Greek Revival with early twentieth-century modifications
The building at 187 Old Stump Road sits on the east side of the road. A concrete drive runs east-west from Old Stump Road along the north elevation of the building to a one-story front-gabled garage in the rear (east) lot. The garage has an asphalt shingle roof, wood shingle wall cladding, and double swing garage doors with iron strap hinges. Building Dimensions: 67’ x 36’. No. of Floors: 2.
one-story full-width screened porch on west façade with half-hipped roof, exposed rafters, and lattice vents
8d-Board & Batten
wood shingle, coursed, sawed
9a-Wood Frame Interlocking Joints
9b-Wood Frame Light Members
interesting pyramidal and side-gable
asphalt shingle, plain
one-over-one and two-over-two double-hung sash and eyebrow (awning) windows
centered double glass (wood rail) doors on west façade
exterior brick end-wall chimney, south elevation
all windows have been replaced, porch on façade has been screened, one and two-story additions on the south elevation and in the rear (east)
Photo & Map
Related Outbuildings and Property
Surroundings of the Building
Interrelationship of Building and Surroundings
Other Notable Features of Building and Site
Late 19th century, say "ca. 1870."
Historic and Architectural Importance
According to an interview with current Bellport Village Trustee, Robert H. Lyons III, Tom Poole was a bayman who lived in the building presently at 187 Old Stump Road. Mr. Lyons believes current homeowner, Mrs. Margaret S. Koch, is the granddaughter of Tom Poole and uses the building as a summer home.
Thomas Alexander Poole was born April 27, 1876 in Norfolk City, Virginia. He married Ada Celestine Swezey on June 16, 1906 and together had one daughter, Shirley Poole. Thomas Alexander Poole died on November 21, 1965 in Yaphank, New York