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Title [Neville House]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Sperr, Percy Loomis
Date July 7, 1932
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Diagonal front and side view of the Neville House on Richmond Terrace in Livingston. It is a colonial style stone house; the main section which appears at right in the image has two-story porches with a dormered third story above; a one-and-a-half story wing with a dormer is at left in the image. A long hedge and several other shrubs are in the front yard. Power lines are visible above and in front of the building. The sidewalk and street appear in the foreground, and a second building, of brick, appears at the far right.
(Keywords: Tysen-Neville House, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 4 x 6
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History This house is located on Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, overlooking the Kill Van Kull on the border of the New Brighton and Livingston neighborhoods. It was designated a New York City landmark in 1967 and still stands as of 2015. Prominent 19th-century residents included Jacob Tysen and John I. Neville. In the 1880s it became the Knickerbocker Hotel, a tavern frequented by residents of nearby Sailors' Snug Harbor. It was nicknamed "The Old Stone Jug."
Earliest Date 1932
Latest Date 1932
Subjects Architecture
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0062
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.