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Title [Annadale railroad crossing]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher Grimshaw, William J. [publisher]
Date ca. 1920-1925
Collection Albertype Company Collection
Description B&W print made from original negative. View of a railroad crossing, with the former Annadale Railroad Station in the middle distance near the center. A ramp beside the train tracks leads to a building at far right, probably the train station constructed as a replacement. On the near side of the tracks, two women and a boy are seen walking with a baby in a baby carriage. Utility poles at the center have signs: "RAILROA[D] CROSSING / DA[NG]ER." and "POLICE / TELEPHONE". Shops on the far side of the tracks have numerous signs; at left: "VENIDA / [illegible] / ANNADALE / DEPARTMENT / STORE / VENIDA / [illegible]"; second from left: "ATLANTIC & PACIFIC"; third building from left: "REAL / ESTA[TE] / OFFI[CE]" with sign beside it: "ATTRACTIVE LOTS. / TITLES GUARANTEED / REASONABLE TERMS / JAMES W. H[U]GHES CORP. / 26 LIBER[TY] ST., N.Y." The building at right has a name on the awning: "CENTRAL / MARKET"; advertising signs on the side of the building have inscriptions: "NATIONAL ZWIEBACK" and "Gold Cross / Milk". An inscription indicates that the publisher is W.J. Grimshaw, ca. 1920-1925.
(Keywords: Annadale Train Station, Annadale Road, HRT, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Wisconsin State Historical Society
Ownership and History This photograph shows an area near the Annadale Road railroad crossing in Annadale, Staten Island. It includes a structure which was moved to Historic Richmond Town in 1975 and called the Annadale Railroad Station. That building, seen in the middle distance of this photograph, was no longer being used as a station when the photograph was taken in the 1920s. It had been moved a short distance from its original location to become a portion of a residence used by the DeGroff family until the 1950s.
Earliest Date 1920
Latest Date 1925
Subjects Railroad crossings
Railroad stations
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 53.012.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 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.