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Title [St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran Church]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Miller, Henry
Date ca. 1890
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on an off-white cardboard mount. Diagonal front and side view of a wood frame church with a bell tower, as seen from across the street. In front of the church is a fenced cemetery with numerous tombstones and monuments; a wooden fence runs along the sidewalk. Several other buildings are visible to the right. Several bare trees are on either side of the church, and two utility poles are in front of the church along the curb. Printed inscription (very faint) on the mount below the photo: "H MILLER / PHOTO. / WEST BRIGHTON, / S.I." Handwritten inscription in ink on back of mount: "St John Church on Jewett Ave." Identified by a previous cataloger as St. John's German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jewett Avenue, Port Richmond, Staten Island, ca. 1890.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6.375 x 8.250
Acquisition Gift of Barnett Shepherd
Ownership and History According to the book "Staten Island and Its People" (published in 1930), the building seen in this photo was moved to another location in Port Richmond when it was replaced by a new brick church: "The original structure, long since replaced by the present brick church, was moved to Cortlandt Street, just at the foot of Palmer Avenue, where it still exists, having been used as a carpenter shop." The dedication of the new brick church was reported in the Richmond County Advance on December 7, 1901.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Churches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 02.003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, August 2017.
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.