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Title [Horrmann Castle]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1910-1920
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W copy print. View of the large hilltop estate known as Horrmann Castle. At the center of the image is the large home, an eclectic structure with a mansard roof, dormers, and a tall tower. There are awnings on the windows. Roads and pathways lead from the house, with a staircase adjacent to the lawn at right. Flowers and plants grow near a stone wall in the foreground. There appears to be a figure walking on the lawn at left, near another large house in the distance. Buildings, waterfront docks, and ships are visible down the hill in the distance at right.
(Keywords: New York City)
Print size 8 x 10
Ownership and History The architectural style of William Horrmann's "castle" reflected his family's German origins. It also reflected the success of their brewery business on Staten Island. This undated photograph may have been taken soon after the home was constructed in 1910. The home remained in the family until 1945 when it was sold to a Roman Catholic religious order. The building, located at 189 Howard Avenue on Grymes Hill, was demolished in 1968.
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Horrmann, William Sr.
Catalog Number PH01.0493
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 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.