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The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House was built in (Credit: Carl Corry)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House was built in 1850 for a Yaphank native turned New York City businessman who died in 1850 at 38 years old. The house has been restored by the Yaphank Historical Society, which maintains the interior. The exterior is maintained by Suffolk County. The Italianate pegged construction house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, “was one of the most elegant homes in the area,” according to historian Karen Mouzakes. (July 12, 2011)

Robert Hewlett Hawkins House

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House was built in 1850 for a Yaphank native turned New York City businessman who died in 1850 at 38 years old. The house has been restored by the Yaphank Historical Society, which maintains the interior. The exterior is maintained by Suffolk County. The Italianate pegged construction house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, "was one of the most elegant homes in the area," according to historian Karen Mouzakes. (July 12, 2011)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House was built in
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House was built in 1850 for a Yaphank native turned New York City businessman who died in 1850 at 38 years old. The house has been restored by the Yaphank Historical Society, which maintains the interior. The exterior is maintained by Suffolk County. The Italianate pegged construction house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, “was one of the most elegant homes in the area,” according to historian Karen Mouzakes. (July 12, 2011)

Karen Mouzakes is the historian for the Yaphank
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Karen Mouzakes is the historian for the Yaphank Historical Society, which maintains the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank and leads its ongoing restoration. The circa 1850 Italianate pegged construction house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, "was one of the most elegant homes in the area," Mouzakes said. (July 12, 2011)

The stairway leading up to the second floor
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The stairway leading up to the second floor of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

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The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House foyer. The circa
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House foyer. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

One of three bedrooms in the Robert Hewlett
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One of three bedrooms in the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House master bedroom. The
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House master bedroom. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House master bedroom. The
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House master bedroom. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

The gift shop in the Robert Hewlett Hawkins
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The gift shop in the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday. Proceeds support the Yaphank Historical Society's efforts to maintain and restore the house. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.(July 12, 2011)

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The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House library. The circa
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Robert Hewlett Hawkins House library. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

The kitchen inside the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The kitchen inside the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

The kitchen inside the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The kitchen inside the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House
(Credit: Carl Corry)

A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House dining room. (July 12, 2011)

A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House
(Credit: Carl Corry)

A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House dining room. The house, on Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

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A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House
(Credit: Carl Corry)

A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House north parlor. Built in 1850 for Hawkins, a Yaphank native turned New York City businessman who died in 1850 at 38 years old, the house has been restored by the Yaphank Historical Society, which maintains the interior. The exterior is maintained by Suffolk County. The Italianate pegged construction house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, "was one of the most elegant homes in the area," according to society historian Karen Mouzakes. (July 12, 2011)

The upstairs hallway in the Robert Hewlett Hawkins
(Credit: Carl Corry)

The upstairs hallway in the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

A room in the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House
(Credit: Carl Corry)

A room in the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House in Yaphank. The circa 1850 home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (July 12, 2011)

A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House
(Credit: Carl Corry)

A view of the Robert Hewlett Hawkins House north parlor. Built in 1850 for Hawkins, a Yaphank native turned New York City businessman who died in 1850 at 38 years old, the house has been restored by the Yaphank Historical Society, which maintains the interior. The exterior is maintained by Suffolk County. The Italianate pegged construction house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, "was one of the most elegant homes in the area," according to society historian Karen Mouzakes. (July 12, 2011)

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