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.. now known as the Swezey/De Hond house, it is probably the oldest house still standing in Brookhaven hamlet.
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.. this little pond is also known as the "Deacon Daniel Hawkins' pond", or the "Kost pond." For many generations, it was a favorite community ice skating pond. It is now bisected be the Alburger and adjacent property lot lines. In recent times it has been transformed into a water garden by the planting of various flowering water plants.
|3||.. Zukowski Appliance Store, 1959|
.. located on South Country road at Montauk highway, Brookhaven, NY
|4||.. Nettie Furman Valentine by Beaverdam Creek|
.. This is photo of Nettie Furman beside the pond at the old Valentine place. Edna Valentine's notes read:
"Trout house, carriage house, cow stable, and a little of the barn. The way the old pace looked about 1890. Nettie feeding wild geese."
This photograph was no doubt taken from behind the Valentine homestead and store, looking northerly.
|5||1936 Brookhaven Elementary School Grades 7 and 8.|
Their teacher is Miss Ruth Wood, last row, right.
|6||A codicil dated November 6, 1757|
.. to the will of Joseph Swezey copied from the original (see photograph). The original was owned by Mrs. Edna (Valentine) Bruce. It's present owner is unknown.
According to George Miller, Francis Burto came to Fire Place in 1741.
.. Chief, Brookhaven Fire Department, 1938-1940
|8||Adeline (Addie) Demange Swezey|
..wife of Wallace Swezey
|9||Al Smith, Maurice Wertheim, Theresa Helburn, and others|
.. Probably Dec 1924 at the cornerstone laying ceremony of a theatre, the new home for the New York Theatre Guild, paid for by the Guild's $500,000 bond issue without the aid of any rich "good fairies." The Guild's Board of Managers, responsible for its choice of plays and general policy, consisted of "a banker, a lawyer, an actress, an artist, a producer and a playwright"; that is, in the same order, Maurice Wertheim, Lawrence Langner, Helen Westley, Lee Simonson, Theresa Helburn, and Philip Moeller. Of these, Theresa Helburn, tireless and ubiquitous Executive Director and Mrs. Westley, an accomplished actress of vigorous originality, were the pair chiefly accountable for the birth and rise of the Guild. Finding the theatre "frankly commercial," the Guild has never posed as a society of pure artists. Time Magazine, 14 Dec 1924
|10||Albert M. Turner painting|
.. this painting, of an unidentified woman, was attributed to Alfred M. Turner and said to have been painted in 1880.
.. 1940 in South Haven, NY. In the background no doubt is the Carmans River mill pond then known as Hard Lake.
|12||Albert Taylor About 1940|
|13||Alburger House after razing|
.. 290 Beaver Dam road. Razing nearly complete. Alburger pond is to the left.
|14||Alburger House, 290 Beaver Dam road|
.. The property, on the corner of Beaver Dam road and Motts lane, Brookhaven, NY, was purchased by the Alburgers in December 1949. The house was completed in the Spring of 1950. It was razed about 11-13 November, 2013.
..this picture comes from the 50th anniversary journal of the Brookhaven Fire Department.
|16||Alexanderson's summer home in Brookhaven hamlet|
.. the family occupied the home from about 1945 into 1960s. Modern address is about 365 South Country road, Brookhaven, Long Island, NY 11719
|17||Alfred William Bruce|
.. about 1948
|18||Alice Boughton and Child, Summerville, Cape Cod|
.. child is unidentified.
|19||Alice Boughton Painting|
While Alice Boughton was best known as a photographer, she was also trained as a painter. This picture is of the northwest corner of Alice Boughton and Ida Haskell's Brookhaven Hamlet, NY, home on Beaver Dam Road.
|20||Alice Boughton Painting of Miller House|
Another example of a painting by Alice Boughton is of the Miller House on Fire Place Neck Rd., Brookhaven Hamlet, NY
|22||Amelia Hewlett Coles|
The photograph was labeled "Anna Carman" without other attribution. It seems likely it is that of Anna, daughter of Dr. William Carman, of San Francisco.
|24||Anne, Josephine and Barbara Wertheim|
.. LR: Anne Rebe, Josephine Alma and Barbara Wertheim, Maurice and Alma Morgenthau's three daughters
.. about 1924, fishing in in the Carman's River on the Hard Estate, South Haven, NY
.. on the Hard Estate, South Haven, NY
|27||Arthur C. Danto and his wife Barbara Westman|
.. at the Salon de Refusés (“exhibition of rejects").
[I am uncertain whether his title for the photograph is intended for the foreground subject matter or the background.]
|28||Arthur C. Danto by Luca del Baldo|
.. January 13, 2011 (oil on Belgian linen, cm 30×40.) The painting is based on Irene Caesar‘s photo “Arthur Danto wise with puffy cheese doodles” which is part of the project “People of art as objects of art”
.. from the dust jacket for his book "After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History"
|30||Arthur Danto as a high school student|
.. from the Detroit Central High School Yearbook
.. this image, cropped from a picture taken at the scene of the Helen Tiernan murder in 1937, has been identified as of Arthur Waldron as a Brookhaven Town police officer.
|32||Augusta (Gissie) Andrews|
.. This photograph was found in an album apparently originally belonging to Laura C. (Miller) Ashby. The pictures were identified by stick-in labels which seem to have been written by one of her children, most likely either Jennie or Jane. This photograph was labeled "Gussie [Augusta] Andrews."
|33||Augustus (Little Gus) Hawkins|
.. cropped from a larger group picture
|34||Augustus and Prudence Hawkins|
.. Augustus (Little Gus) is standing to the right; Prudence is the second from the right on the running board. Others in the picture were unidentified, but were said to be Hawkins family members. The setting appears to be the Hawkins farm on Little Neck, South Haven/Brookhaven, NY.
|35||Barbara Wertheim Tuchman|
|36||Benjamin Huntting Howell|
|37||Benn Stuart Schulberg|
|38||Bennet, Duryea, Brown, Walton family|
Standing: William Walton, Leonore Victors Duryea, Helen Victors Bennet, Edna Wilson Bennet, Elmer Sidney Duryea; seated: Gloria Duryea Brown, Robert Millard Brown, Anna Bennet Walton. Photo probably taken by Richard W. Bennet at Bennet home on Old Stump road in the 1950s.
.. in a professional theatrical picture. She frequently played the role of a male impersonator.
|41||Betty Taylor Budny|
.. cropped from a picture taken while she was examining the Woodruff Family Cemetery, Bellport, NY
|42||Big Tom Ellison's chair|
|43||Bob & Gloria Brown mural|
Marty Van Lith writes (2008): "I went over to personally thank Bob (former BNL meteorologist) and Gloria Brown, 8 Chapel Ave, for their $300 donation to the cemetery fund. The mural is on their kitchen wall, painted by Ralph Taylor's grandson circa 1980. He took a picture from the roof and worked from that." Chapel avenue is to the right. Shown are top right, Brook House (site ID Br06); top left, intersection of South Country road and Fire Place Neck road with Memorial Triangle (Br06A.1-S) and Brook Store (Br07); right, Chapel House (Br05C); left, Ketcham-Nelson house (Br06A).
|44||Bob and Helen Starke, 1996|
|45||Brookhaven Ambulance Company|
.. the Brookhaven Ambulance Company was founded in 1940. It was separately incorporated from the Brookhaven Fire Department, but had a close association with it, sharing the Brookhaven Fire House with the fire department until 1970 when it moved into its own station. The Brookhaven Ambulance Company has now merged with the Bellport and Hagerman Ambulance Companies as the South Country Ambulance Company, and services most of the region between Patchogue and Shirley, NY.
The ambulance pictured is a 1927 Kissell ambulance purchased from the Patchogue Ambulance Company in 1940. This venerable vehicle served the community until 1948.
.. at the Brook Store, Brookhaven, NY, 1898. From left, Forrest P. Reeve (store partner with Jake Valentine), William Nesbitt, Edward Ketcham, William Sweezey, Jake L. Valentine (store partner), Nathaniel Clinton Miller, Sidney Hawkins, and George Miller.
|47||Brookhaven Elementary School About 1921|
.. Ron Kinsella has assisted in identifying individuals. Please feel free to communicate identity of others.
|48||Brookhaven Fire Commissioners (Brookhaven, NY, Fire District), about 1947|
.. in front of the new fire station of the Brookhaven Fire Department dedicated August 1947.
In 1947, the fire district had just one fire station. There is now a second station at the eastern end of the district, in Shirley, NY. An addition has also been added to this building to the left. Also, a detached service building has been constructed further to the left (east). A private dwelling behind this site has been converted to fire district offices.
The actual date of the picture is uncertain. A history of the South Country Ambulance Company (successor to the Brookhaven Ambulance Company) indicated that their purchase of a 1938 LaSalle ambulance from the Patchogue ambulance company did not occur until February 1948. The vehicle immediately to the right of the fire commissioners is almost certainly the 1938 ambulance. The vehicle to the extreme right is the 1926 Kissell ambulance also purchased from the Patchogue ambulance company in 1940 at the founding of the Brookhaven Ambulance Company.
|49||Brookhaven Fire Department Baseball Team circa 1936.|
.. according to newspaper accounts of the era, they were known as the "Quacks." The Brookhaven playing field was located behind the Robert Lyons home off Cemetery Rd.
We would appreciate further identifications of the men in the picture.
|50||Brookhaven Free Library, 1941.|
.. Raymond Perry painting of the Brookhaven Free Library (see site ID Br27), showing the library 1n 1941. The Brookhaven Free Library celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012.
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