Almost all of Staten Island’s Dutch, Flemish and Huguenot architecture has been destroyed by development and insensitivity to the Island’s extraordinary 17th Century Dutch and English history. I will eventually identify the exact or approximate locations of each structure and their relation to the Revolutionary War, Loyalist and Rebel.
Butler’s Tavern, Morning Star Road (now Richmond Avenue) at Graniteville, reputed to be where Loyalist Lt.-Col. Dongan was mortally wounded during a skirmish with the Rebels in 1777.
The Van Duzer Homestead. Demolished.
Postcard describing Law Office of Hon. Cortlandt Skinner, King’s Attorney for the province of New Jersey. Demolished.
Holmes-LaTourette Homestead. Simcoe’s Headquarers. Demolished.
Rose and Crown Tavern. British troops billeted here.
Another view of the Winant Homestead in Woodrow. British Headquarters. Demolished.
The Winant Homestead in Woodrow. British Headquarters. Demolished.
Daniel Lake Homestead, at New Dorp. Prominent Loyalist home.
Kruzer-Pelton Homestead, located in West Brighton. General Skinner’s Headquarers.
Guyon-Clarke Homestead. Demolished.
The Fountain Hotel (below left), ordered to be burned by General Sullivan during his invasion of Staten Island, was save by the British. The Governor Dongan House was down the road, a piece (below right).
Fountain Homestead, situated across from the Black Horse Tavern. Loyalist residence. Major Moncreiffe quarters.
The Cucklestown Inn (at Richmond Towne), where Major John Andre signed his last will and testament before being hanged for being a spy.
Original Jail House in Richmond Town. Burnt down.
Christopher Homestead. Moved to Richmond Town. The Committee of Safety (Rebels) secretly met here.
Bull’s Head Tavern, British Officers billeted here. Demolished.
Britton Mill. Demolished.
The Britton Farm. Demolished.
The Blake Homestead, near New Springville. Demolished.
Black Horse Tavern Sign.
The Black Horse Tavern (above), where the British Army was Billeted. Demolished.
The Bedell Homestead at Greenridge. Demolished.
The Barton Homestead, at New Dorp. Demolished.
The Barne-Tysen Homestead was located at Karle’s Neck (New Springville) on Richmond Creek. It is demolished.
Top Picture, Old Waldensian Church, Stony Brook, 1st church on Staten Island, 1658
Billopp House, or Bentley Manor (Conference House)
Perine Homestead, Dongan Hills.
Means Homestead, Rossville.
Abraham Manee-Seguine Homestead. Prince’s Bay. Where British General Vaughn was Billetted.
A View of…The Narrows…1777 by J.F.W. Des Barres
Map of the Hudson … from Sandy Hook to New York Harbor (detail) from Map of the Hudson between Sandy Hook & Sandy Hill : with the post road between New York and Albany / Bridges delt. ; Rollinson sct. (1820)
A Map of the Province of New York, with Part of Pensilvania, and New England, from an Actual Survey by Captain [John] Montrésor, Engineer, 1775. P. Andrews, sculp. (London: A Dury, 1775). Detail shown.
Captain John Montresor (22 April 1736 – 26 June 1799) was a British military engineer in North America.
A view of Paulus Hook (Bergen Neck). Vue de Paulus Hook prise de l’apartement de Mde. la Mquise. de Brehan à New York. 1789 .