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Title New Dorp S.I. Keystone Inn 253 Richmond Road
Object Name Negative, Film
Date ca. 1935
Collection Albertype Company Collection
Description Original B&W film negative. Diagonal front and side view of a 2 1/2-story building. Sign hanging above the door: "KEYSTONE INN / JACOB J. WUTZ PROP." Below that is another sign: ""R&H BEER / ON DRAUGHT." Sign on the side of the building: "BEER / GARDEN." Handwritten inscription along the bottom edge of the negative: "New Dorp S.I. Keystone Inn 253 Richmond Road."
(Keywords: New York City, Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Gift of Wisconsin State Historical Society
Ownership and History The style of the car parked at right, and the signs advertising beer, suggest that this photo dates from the years after the end of Prohibition in 1933.

The Keystone Inn was located at 253 Richmond Road in New Dorp, Staten Island. The proprietor, Jacob John Wutz (1878-1938) immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1906. Jacob Wutz's name was among a list of alleged bootleggers arrested by Prohibition agents in March 1922, as reported in a New York Times article.
Earliest Date 1933
Latest Date 1938
Subjects Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Wutz, Jacob John
Catalog Number 53.012.0339
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 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.