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Title [Richmond Road House]
Object Name Postcard
Date ca. 1915-1920
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W postcard. Front and side view of the Richmond Road House on Arthur Kill Road in Richmond, Staten Island. Two men stand in the doorway. Above the doorway is a sign: "S. ROSENBERG. / RICHMOND / ROAD HOUSE". Address number "61" is above the door. Additional signs are mounted at left and right above the windows: "BACHMANN - BECHTEL / BREWING CO. LAGER BEER". Inscription on the side of the building: "S. ROSENBERG". At the right corner of the building, a sign extends out over the sidewalk: "S. ROSENBERG / RESTAURANT. / BACHMANN-BECHTEL LAGER BEER." Handwritten inscription on reverse: "My dear cousin Nate and my dear / Grandpa."
(Keywords: HRT, Historic Richmond Town, Voorlezer's House, Arthur Kill Road, New York City)
Print size 3.5 x 5.5
Acquisition Gift of Daniel Holzman
Ownership and History This photograph shows the hotel and saloon that was operated by the Rosenberg family. Solomon and Amelia Rosenberg, both of whom immigrated to the U.S. from Austria-Hungary, lived with their seven children in the building at left, and operated their business in the building at right. The men standing in the doorway may be Solomon Rosenberg and his son Nathan, who worked as a bartender.

The building at left still stands today as the Voorlezer's House at Historic Richmond Town. The building at right, which was an addition built by the Rosenbergs in 1883 and enlarged in the 1890s, was torn down in 1938.

Earliest Date 1915
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Houses
Beer
Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Rosenberg, Solomon
Rosenberg, Nathan
Catalog Number 85.029.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2016.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.