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Title [Guyon-Lake-Tysen House on its original site]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Sykes, C. A.
Date December 1936
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W print, possibly original. Rear view of a house with a gambrel roof, as seen from across a field; there are two outbuildings at left. Several trees stand near the buildings; other houses can be seen in the distance at left. Stamped and handwritten inscriptions on reverse: "SUBJECT Tysen House / LOCATION Tysen Lane / PHOTOGRAPHED BY C. Sykes / DATE Dec 193[6, written over 7]."
(Keywords: HRT, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 5 x 7
Ownership and History This photograph shows Historic Richmond Town's Guyon-Lake-Tysen House in its original location on Tysens Lane in Oakwood, Staten Island.

Built ca. 1740, with later additions, the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House is unusually large by 18th-century Staten Island standards and represents a substantial, prosperous way of life. It was constructed as a farmhouse and was used as such for most of its history.

The house was moved to Historic Richmond Town in 1962.
Earliest Date 1936
Latest Date 1936
Subjects Agriculture
Barns
Farms
Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1240
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 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.