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Title [House on southeast corner of Ross Avenue and 8th Street, New Dorp]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher Alexander & Tolman
Date ca. 1899
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on tan cardboard mount. Diagonal front and view side of what appears to be a newly-built house. The house has a two-story faceted tower, and a bow window on the second floor on the side of the house. Five men stand in front of the house with horses and a horse-drawn wagon. The man second from left holds a shovel; the man second from right holds an unidentified tool. Handwritten inscription on the mount beneath the photo: "South East Corner of Ross Ave and 8th St New Dorp". Stamped inscription on reverse: "ALEXANDER & TOLMAN / 1780-10TH AVE., COR. 102ND ST., N.Y."
(Keywords: Ross Avenue, 8th Street, Eighth Street, New York)
Print size 7.5 x 9.375
Ownership and History This house, built in 1899, still stands on Ross Avenue in New Dorp, Staten Island. The photo appears to show it at the time of construction, as there is yet no lawn or plantings around the house. The men in the photo may be workmen preparing to complete the landscaping.
Earliest Date 1899
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Houses
Carts & wagons
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1220
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 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.