|Title||[Britton Cottage on its original site]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print. Diagonal rear and side view of the Britton Cottage on its original site in New Dorp, Staten Island. Much of the house is covered with ivy. There is a tree in bloom to the right of the house. A wheelbarrow and tools are next to the house. Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse: "Cubberly House / New Dorp, S.I. / 176".
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
|Print size||3.125 x 4.125|
|Acquisition||From Percy Loomis Sperr|
|Ownership and History||
The Britton Cottage, one of the oldest surviving houses in New York City, was built ca. 1670. Among the house's many residents over the centuries was the noted botanist Dr. Nathaniel Lord Britton, who served as the first director of the New York Botanical Garden.
The house was relocated to Historic Richmond Town in 1965.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 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.|