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Title Public School 28
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1898-1908
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount. Front view of the first Public School 28 building in Richmond (Richmondtown), Staten Island; it is a small one-story brick and clapboard building. The door is open, giving a glimpse inside. Two rows of children and several adults are posed for a group portrait in front of the building; the students in front are seated on what appears to be a row of school desks, and the students and adults in the back row are standing. There is a sign above the door: "PUBLIC SCHOOL 28." Handwritten inscription in ink in the lower left corner of the mount: "PUBLIC SCHOOL 28. / Fresh Kill Road. Richmond. S.I."
(Keywords: HRT, New York City)
Print size 4.750 x 6.625
Acquisition Gift of Barnett Shepherd
Ownership and History The building seen in this photograph is the first Public School 28. It was built ca. 1898 and was located on Richmond Hill Road near the juncture of Arthur Kill Road (known earlier as Fresh Kills Road), opposite St. Andrew's Church. It replaced a ca. 1830 building, the Northfield District School No. 1, which had stood on the same site. In 1908 students moved to a new and much larger Public School 28 (now part of Historic Richmond Town) located on Center Street.

Earliest Date 1898
Latest Date 1908
Subjects Schools
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 03.029.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, November 2015.
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.