|Title||St. Andrew's Church - Richmond S.I.|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on cardboard mount (this is a stereograph that has been cut in half). Side and rear view of St. Andrew's Church in Richmond, Staten Island, with the cemetery visible alongside and behind the church. The church is surrounded by tall bare trees. Handwritten inscription in pen on mount to the right of the photo: "St / Andrew's / Church - Richmond / S.I. / Built 1713 / Tower is / 1852."
(Keywords: New York, HRT)
|Print size||3 x 2.625|
|Acquisition||From Mrs. Warren K. Johnson|
|Ownership and History||
This image can be dated to 1867 or earlier because it shows the steeple of St. Andrew's Church which was destroyed by fire in 1867.
Anglicans established the Church of St. Andrew at the head of the Fresh Kills in the early 18th century. In 1770 the original church building was enlarged and a tall, elegant steeple was added. The structure was severely damaged by fire on March 29, 1867 and again in October 1872. The stone wall which appears in the foreground of this image still surrounds the churchyard in 2016.
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 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.|