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Title [Knickerbocker Hotel]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Photographer Delavan, Edward C. Jr.
Date ca. 1905
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description B&W copy print. Diagonal front view of a large two-story stone building with dormers, and a smaller addition at left; building has porches on the first and second story. Sign on railing of second-story porch, over staircase: "[illegible] / KNICKERBOCKER / HOTEL / RUBSAM & HORRMANN / [illegible] / EXTRA LAGER [BEE]R"; sign on posts at sidewalk in front of hotel entrance: "KNICKERBOCKER / HOTEL". Building is seen from across the street, with a fence in the foreground. A three-story building is partially visible at the left edge of the photo.
(Keywords: Tysen-Neville house, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Print size 8 x 10
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, known as the Neville House. 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."

The structure on the left in this photograph has signs on the windows which read "[JA?]COB LIEDY" and "BEER SALOON". That building no longer stands, but is just a block away from the current (2015) location of Liedy's Shore Inn.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Hotels
Taverns (Inns)
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0052
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.