From a simple farmhouse in Dongan Hills to the imposing stone manor in Tottenville, see the buildings remaining from 17th century Staten Island.
The historic buildings Include stone houses and one of the few large pre-Revolutionary War country homes still standing in New York City.
See examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne and other 19th century styles.
As rural Staten Island developed into a NYC suburb, new residential construction included Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Spanish Revival and other architectural styles.
The purpose of this website is to increase public awareness and appreciation of Staten Island's historic architecture, and generate support for its care and preservation.
This project was made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island, with public funding from New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs.
Use the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the home page. Click on one of the four centuries to read its introductory page, followed by a gallery of photographs.
Following the introduction is a gallery with 22 photographs of historic buildings in Dongan Hills, New Dorp, Tottenville, and Historic Richmond Town. All of them --except one -- are officially designated New York City landmarks.
This tour, with 22 photographs, looks at five surviving 18th century buildings in Historic Richmond Town, West Brighton, New Brighton and New Dorp. Only one building lacks status as an official New York City landmark.
See examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Romanesque Revival, Shingle and High Victorian Gothic styles: With 120 photos of homes, churches and other buildings in ten neighborhoods.
With 66 photos, this section presents Tudor Revival, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Spanish Revival and other styles in 13 neighborhoods.
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