North Fork in Cutchogue in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Important Architectural Features
The original chimney pile (bake oven, three hearths, and pilastered cap above the roof) is a rare survival. As indication of how ambitious the builder was, the chimney included a domed bake oven in the side of the hall hearth which required a small lean-to outside the north side of the building to cover it. Original hearths, wooden lintels, smoke panels, and jamb niches were revealed during restoration (1938-40).
Two elaborate casement frames [plus a single-light frame] were found inside the later lean-to on the north side during the restoration. These frames consisted of three light structures that contained leaded-glass windows.
Extensive sections of original, vertically-molded oak sheathing remain in place. Some of the sheathing was removed and used as sub-siding in the mid eighteenth century.
Also preserved is an original, two-ply door made of matching oak sheathing. The hall chamber has a chimney was of original, molded cedar. The molded decoration on the sheathing relates directly to similar moldings on early furniture.
Erected by Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Colonial Era.
Location. 41° 0.503′ N, 72° 29.153′ W. Marker is in Cutchogue, New York, in Suffolk County. It is in North Fork. Marker is on Cases Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 Cases Ln, Cutchogue NY 11935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cutchogue Old House (here, next to this marker); Counter-Magic Poppets or Dolls (here, next to this marker); The Old House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Submarine Base (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Southold (approx. 3.8 miles away); Capt. John Underhill Home Site / Historic Peck's Inn (approx. 4.9 miles away); Einstein Square (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ann Hallock Currie-Bell House (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cutchogue.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.