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Title [Third County Courthouse and jail]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1936
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W print (possibly a later copy print). View of the Third County Courthouse in Richmond (Richmondtown), Staten Island. The building is seen from diagonally across Center Street, with a concrete roadway and parked cars in foreground and the jail building partially visible at right. Trees in bloom appear at left, with a house barely visible behind them. A number appears on the image at lower left: "360512".
(Keywords: Automobile, HRT, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 8 x 10
Ownership and History This view shows the Third County Courthouse nearly a century after it was built in 1837. No longer in use by the courts, the building underwent renovations in the early 1930s. During the 1930s and 1940s, it housed a variety of community service agencies. It was turned over to the care of the Staten Island Historical Society in 1948 and became Historic Richmond Town's Visitor Center.
Earliest Date 1936
Latest Date 1936
Subjects Automobiles
County government
Courthouses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0487
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 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.