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Title [Box Tree Tea Room at Billiou-Stillwell-Perine house]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1918-1922
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. Front and side view of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine house in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. The structure is seen from across Richmond Road, with grass, plants, and a culvert in the foreground. A sign hangs alongside the building, partially obscured by a utility pole: "BOX TRE[E] / TEA ROO[M]". A woman (too distant to identify) stands in front of the house, looking toward the camera. Reverse side of photo has a stamped number "789" and printed inscription "KODAK / VELOX / PAPER".
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century, HRT)
Print size 4.750 x 3.5
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History The Box Tree Tea Room was operated in the Perine House in the late 1910s and early 1920s.

Built ca. 1662, the Perine House is the oldest building on Staten Island. It stands at 1476 Richmond Road in Dongan Hills and is owned by the Staten Island Historical Society, Historic Richmond Town.
Earliest Date 1918
Latest Date 1922
Subjects Restaurants
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.0168
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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.