Please send any pictures you come across to my email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will send you pictures I have of the house. You will see the house over time had been expanded.
The earlier pictures do not show a screened in porch, or the other house on the property.Also the first school of northport was built next door, but later taken down.
We purchased the house from the Baumhoffers, theyhad been in it for over 50 years, while they owned it they purchased about 5 acres around it (later to be subdivided).Walter Baumhoffer was a well known artist. They had the house expanded in 1945 adding an artist studio on to the original Dutch Colonial, which consisted of a room 22x20 with an 18' ceiling and skylights/windows on the north side for proper lighting.
This past year I renovated, adding new windows,siding,roof, insulation.The original siding is still underneath (did not remove it, White Clapboard), the Attic and Basement have not been changed and the house sits on about .75 of an acre.
What was nice about this house is for that time period it was made well, Architectural Molding, A Heatalator Brick Fireplace in the Kitchen, back stairs from the kitchen to upstairs for servents, 9' Ceilings and built in cabinets/closets.
Very different then most houses build in that time period.
As stated in the deed dated 1895, My guess is the land was purchased by Mary Vanderbilt (the deed states she is the purchaser, and she is the wife of Joseph Vanderbilt)for$175.00, three years later sold it holding two mortgage amounts $200.00 and $850.00.This is what makes me think she had the house built, being in three years time there is no way the house (if it were there to begin with) or the property would increase that much.Also there is a historical book showing this house on this property at that time period.
Let me know, I can send you copy's of the two deeds with her name on it, if you want.I can scan them in.