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Title [Second hand furniture store, formerly Van Pelt Academy]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1900-1910
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W copy print. Diagonal view of front and side of two-story wooden building with clapboard siding. Sign painted on the front of the building: "SECOND HAND FURNITURE, / FOR SALE. / BUY & SELL." Three signs are mounted below: "HAIR / MATTRESSES / MADE OVER / [...]"; "GEO. LENER. / UPHOLSTERER."; and "CARPET / OILCLOTH / FITTED & LAID." There is a utility pole at far left; other buildings are visible at left and in the background. A cemetery is seen between the buildings at left; there is a wooden fence at right.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 5 x 7
Acquisition Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Britten Hillyer
Ownership and History This building was constructed in 1810 as the Van Pelt Academy in Port Richmond, Staten Island. It was built adjacent to the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, where Reverend Peter I. Van Pelt served as pastor from 1802 to 1835. By the early 1900s, the building was being used as a store. It was described in a 1904 publication as a "curiosity shop."
Earliest Date 1883
Latest Date 1921
Subjects Schools
Stores & shops
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Van Pelt, Peter I.
Lener, George
Catalog Number PH01.1157
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 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.