Frederick B. Cochran House

15 Winthrop Road
Shelter Island, N.Y.

Year Built: before 1903
Year Demolished: 1960s

Attributed to Charles Brigham and built sometime before 1903.

Some design elements resemble those known to be used by Brigham in this geographic area as well as generally. For example, Brigham’s designs along Winthrop Road included Craftsman-style window muntins that are seen here in the second level. Other houses on the street were designed with gambrel roofs or had cross-gables in a gambrel form.

Interestingly, the recessed bay within the gambrel cross gable is an unusual form. Nonetheless, it was a form he used on his own house on Garfield Street in Watertown as well as another house on that street. Other seaside houses designed by Brigham contained the large and open porch, exaggerated to one side, as if it were a gazebo. See the Cushing house on Ocean Avenue in Newport.


• Shelter Island Historical Society

• Visual evaluation by David J. Russo


Courtesy, Shelter Island Historical Society

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