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40 historic structures on 100 acres of NYC park land in the heart of Staten Island.

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Each weekend brings a new opportunity to explore Historic Richmond Town! Guided Tours take place every SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Expert Historical Interpreters lead intimate tours that take you INSIDE historic structures built in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries! Parties are limited to 6 people maximum from the same family or party, in keeping with state pandemic guidelines. Reservations MUST be made ahead of time! Visit our WEBSITE to learn more! #statenisland #historymuseum #historichouse #thingstodonyc #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #OldHouseLove #VisitStatenIsland

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#TBT to this image of a clapboard home on Bloomingdale Road in Sandy Ground, Staten Island. This images dates to about 1940. Sandy Ground, which is located within the Rossvile neighborhood of Staten Island, is among the oldest surviving communities in the United States. This area was founded by free African Americans in the decades before the Civil War. Its first documented land purchase by Captain John Jackson on February 23, 1828, just months after the abolition of slavery in New York.

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Egger's of Historic Richmond Town will be honoring love throughout the month of February with Valentine's themed igloos! Visit EggersIceCream.com to make your reservation! (Please note that due to the epic snow storm the igloos need a little TLC - Land of Love will open next week. Please contact Egger’s for reservation questions❤️) #icecream #icecreamparlour #icecreamparty #icecreamlover #icecreamaddict #icecreamy #icecreamlovers #icecreamparlor #homemadeicecream #icecreamasmr #icecreambirthday #icecreamdiet #icecreamdessert #icecreamdelivery #foodphotography #foodart #foodlover #statenisland @eggersrichmondtown

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GREAT NEWS! Cabin Fever Relievers have been extended to a THIRD weekend. Join historic interpreters from the Education department on THIS SATURDAY, February 6th for more Candle Making Workshops. Learn about the history of lighting and candle making in the 18th and 19th centuries, and dip your own candles to take home with you! Workshops will be held indoors at the 3rd County Courthouse, with limited capacity to ensure safety. Workshops are available as group slots at scheduled times. Tickets are $50 for a group of up to 6 people. Each group will make 12 taper candles to take home. Tickets are available HERE: https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/events/2021/1/16/cabin-fever-reliever-candle-making-workshop Click the LINK in our BIO to learn more! #CabinFeverReliever⠀ #HistoricRichmondTown⠀ #CandleMaking⠀ #MyHistoricSite

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Curatorial intern Nicole Giacomino-Azzarelli assists the department with various tasks, including researching, handling, and cataloging collections items. Recently, she’s been helping to clean and catalog items from the dental practice of Dr. George Dow. He was born in 1860, began studying dentistry in 1880, and was still licensed to practice at the age of 88. His Tottenville office was intact at the time of his death at age 95 in 1956. This collection provides a glimpse into the changing ways of ensuring the wellbeing of members of our communities. #HistoricRichmondTown #Preservation #Restoration #Education

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The work room on the second story of the historic Guyon-Lake-Tysen house lays in stark contrast to the highly decorated spaces that make up the rest of the palatial 18th century farmhouse. Enslaved people that resided in the house in the early 19th century might have expected accommodations similar to a space like this. Discover their story on a Guided Tour. Guided Tours take place every SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Expert Historical Interpreters lead intimate tours that take you INSIDE historic structures built in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries! Parties are limited to 6 people maximum from the same family or party, in keeping with state pandemic guidelines. Reservations MUST be made ahead of time! Visit our WEBSITE to learn more! #statenisland #historymuseum #historichouse #thingstodonyc #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #HiddenHistory #VisitStatenIsland

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Learn how create your own fun & games this Midwinter Recess with NYC Historic House Museums! Nine Man’s Morris is a classic and ancient game that has been played for centuries.One of the original board games, it was often played on a wooden board with a grid with beads used as gamepieces. If you look closely in the Tavern at Historic Richmond Town, you can find a Nine Man’s Morris board. Over this midwinter break, while schools are closed, Historic Richmond Town is teaming up with fellow historic houses @wyckoffmuseum, @oldstonehousebklyn, @lewislatimerhouse, & @morrisjumel, to host virtual workshops for kids! Historic Richmond Town’s session, Classic Board Games, will be held on Tuesday, February 16, at 1pm. Activities are FREE of charge and will be hosted over Zoom. See our website for more information!

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February is #BlackHistoryMonth. Historic Richmond Town is proud to celebrate Black history and heritage everyday, all year long.

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The snow is still falling all across Staten Island and will continue to fall until tomorrow evening! The Christopher House and front yard are completely blanketed in wonderful winter snow! These frosty scenes really make the grounds at Historic Richmond Town look like glimpse into past. Thank you @Mkpelczar for this beautiful image! #heavysnow #frozenriver #snowcovered #winters #snowphotography #snowfalling #snowy #snowfall❄️ #snowing #snowtime #winterwonderland #HistoricRichmondTown #VisitStatenIsland #TheUnexpectedBorough

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Repost from @classicstatenisland • George H. Hunter, a steward of Rossville A.M.E. Zion Church and the Sandy Ground community where he lived, stands beside his truck. Mr. Hunter oversaw the Rossvile Church cemetery by virtue of his position as chairman of the church's board of trustees. He lived in the neighborhood, built the house and lived there until he died in April 1967. #sandyground #rossville #vintage #vintagestatenisland #oldstatenisland #statenislandny #statenisland #vintagenyc #vintagenewyorkcity #vintagephoto #nychistory #nostalgia #retroaesthetic #retro #retronyc #historylover #historicalsnapshots #newyorkvintage #vintagenewyork #blackhistorymonth

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TWO Staten Island Women Who Made Their Mark: Staten Island's history is filled with stories of strong women. Discover the story of a woman serving in the American Civil War and of a fierce female journalist HERE: https://www.silive.com/memories_column/2013/07/staten_island_memories_2_staten_island_women_who_made_thier_mark.html

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#ShareItSunday We simply can't get enough #winterweather photos here at Historic Richmond Town! Just imagine how many snowy seasons the Voorlezer's House (built around 1769) has seen. Thank you @d.m.ryan for sharing this STUNNING photo!

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Don't give in to those mid-winter blues! Plan a visit to Historic Richmond Town and take part in a Cabin Fever Reliever Program. Join historic interpreters from the Education Department for Candle Making Workshops in February. Learn about the history of lighting and candle making in the 18th and 19th centuries, and dip your own candles to take home with you! The program continues Saturday, February 6th. Workshops will be held indoors at the 3rd County Courthouse, with limited capacity to ensure safety. Workshops are available as group slots at scheduled times. Tickets are $50 for a group of up to 6 people. Each group will make 12 taper candles to take home. Visit https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/events/2021/1/16/cabin-fever-reliever-candle-making-workshop to make your reservation! Click the LINK in our BIO to learn more! #CabinFeverReliever⠀ #HistoricRichmondTown⠀ #CandleMaking⠀ #WinterSoltice #MyHistoricSite

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Meyer and Minnie Hollender operated a successful General Store and Candy Shop in what is now Historic Richmond Town's Bennett House. Their family originated in Eastern Europe, but by 1938 the Greek Revival House along Richmond Road and Court Place was their home and place of business. Many local Richmond Town residents remember a very friendly Minnie behind the candy counter. The family lived in the home and operated the shop until the early 1960s. Do you have memories of Meyer and Minnie? Share them below! #ThenAndNow #JewishHeritage #HistoricRichmondTown #IRememberRichmondTown #Preservation #Restoration #Education

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Tonight at 7pm! Webinar: Ship Graveyards of Staten Island, Part 1 - the South Shore. Historic Richmond Town is pleased to partner with New York Adventure Club (@nyadventureclub) for another dive into the nautical history of Staten Island. Following the success of the webinars hosted in 2020, Jeffrey D. Cavorley presents a reprise of this virtual exploration of Ship Graveyards of Staten Island's South Shore. Visit https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/events/2020/10/30/webinar-ship-graveyards-of-staten-island-part-ii-jh2be to register! #statenisland #shipgraveyards #urbex #localhistory #webinar #virtualprogram #virtualnyc

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Egger's Historic Richmond Town will be honoring love throughout the month of February with Valentine's themed igloos! Visit EggersIceCream.com to make your reservation! #icecream #icecreamparlour #icecreamparty #icecreamlover #icecreamaddict #icecreamy #icecreamlovers #icecreamparlor #homemadeicecream #icecreamasmr #icecreambirthday #icecreamdiet #icecreamdessert #icecreamdelivery #foodphotography #foodart #foodlover #statenisland @eggersrichmondtown

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Thank you so much if you were able to vote for us in the #Target Circle Giving Program. Your generous votes helped us receive $1,424.96 to help us further our mission! This donation came from a larger pool of funds donated from Target to nonprofits tied to the local community. View all of the results at target.com/circle

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There is #SNOW in the forecast TWICE this week so lets #THROWBACK to this festive winter scene of a horse-drawn sleigh on Richmond Avenue. I wonder if we will hear sleigh bells near the Eltingville train station this week? #HistoricImages #HistoricRichmondTown #OLDNYC #HistoricStatenIsland #VisitStatenIsland #TheUnexpectedBorough #HorseandBuggies #HorseDrawnWagons #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #Throwback @siadvance

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This doll, made during the Second World War, was owned by Laura Elliman Patrick of Staten Island. The doll has sleep-eyes, blonde braided hair and is dressed as a WAC (World War II's Women's Army Corp). This child's toy survives to represent a time of great turmoil in world history. It is an item that helps us remember. We remember those who served, we remember those who suffered. Today, and everyday, Historic Richmond Town remembers those 6 million Jews whose lives were brutally stolen more than 75 years ago. #HolocaustRemembranceDay #Auschwitz76 #HolocaustRembrance #WeRemember #January27

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#HometownHero Sgt. William Shemin was born in New York City in 1896, his parents had recently arrived from Russia. He entered the service on October 2nd, 1917 during the First World War. He served in France, Germany and Belgium. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on the first night of Chanukah in 1919. His daughters would receive the Medal of Honor on his behalf in 2015. Shemin is buried at Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Graniteville Staten Island. His war records are preserved by the Office of War Records of the American Jewish Community. @museumjewishheritage

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The Stephens-Black General Store was built in the late 1830s but is currently restored to what it would have looked like around 1900. At the turn of the last century, the store was owned and operated by three SISTERS- Sarah, Mary and Josephine Black. Visit the General Store and many other historic structures on a Guided Tour! Guided Tours take place every SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Parties are limited to 6 people maximum from the same family or party, in keeping with state pandemic guidelines. Reservations MUST be made ahead of time! Visit our WEBSITE to learn more! #statenisland #historymuseum #historichouse #thingstodonyc #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #OldHouseLove #VisitStatenIsland

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GREAT NEWS! Cabin Fever Relievers have been extended to a THIRD weekend. Join historic interpreters from the Education department on FEBRUARY 6th for more Candle Making Workshops. Learn about the history of lighting and candle making in the 18th and 19th centuries, and dip your own candles to take home with you! Workshops will be held indoors at the 3rd County Courthouse, with limited capacity to ensure safety. Workshops are available as group slots at scheduled times. Tickets are $50 for a group of up to 6 people. Each group will make 12 taper candles to take home. Tickets are available HERE: https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/events/2021/1/16/cabin-fever-reliever-candle-making-workshop Click the LINK in our BIO to learn more! #CabinFeverReliever⠀ #HistoricRichmondTown⠀ #CandleMaking⠀ #MyHistoricSite

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Webinar: Ship Graveyards of Staten Island, Part 1 - the South Shore Back by popular demand on January 29th! Historic Richmond Town is pleased to partner with New York Adventure Club (@nyadventureclub) for another dive into the nautical history of Staten Island. Following the success of the first webinar in August, Jeffrey D. Cavorley presents a second installment of Ship Graveyards of Staten Island. Visit our WEBISTE to learn more!

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And now for your #MuseumMomentofZen! The Carpenter Shop at Historic Richmond Town started its life as a kitchen addition to a local farmhouse and was constructed sometime around 1830. This visitor photograph shows it set against a snowy winter backdrop. Thank you @finding_pretty_places for sharing this stunning snapshot! #Woodworking #HistoricHouses #Workshop #InstaPhotography #HistoricRichmondTown #HistoricTrades #HistoricPreservation

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Experience a private Guided Tour at Historic Richmond Town! Historic Richmond Town is open for limited-capacity guided tours on the weekends between 11am and 3pm. Parties are limited to 6 people maximum from the same family or party. Reservations MUST be made ahead of time! Click the LINK in our BIO to learn more! #statenisland #historymuseum #historichouse #thingstodonyc #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #OldHouseLove #VisitStatenIsland

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Like our visitors, Senator Bernie Sanders appreciates homespun goods, local history, and socially-distant programming. Historic Richmond Town is hosting an additional candle making workshop on February 6, and guided tours every weekend. See our website for more information. #statenisland #historicrichmondtown #cabinfeverreliever #berniesmittens

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Human beings have made candles to light their homes for thousands of years. Early candles were made from animal fat, and later beeswax, and today are often made of paraffin, derived from fossil fuels. In early American homes, candles were an essential item to live, read, and work by. In the dark nights of winter, lighting was a critical element of life -- one that was more involved than simply flicking a switch. This month, we invite you to join us for the time-honored activity of candle making in a series of Cabin Fever Reliever Workshops. Groups of up to 6 individuals can book a time slot for a personal workshop led by an educator. Learn about the history of lighting as displayed by items in our collection, and make your own candles to take home! Workshops are designed for social distancing and safety. See our link in bio to register. #candlemaking #cabinfeverreliever #education #earlyamerica #statenisland

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This early colorized image of Four Corners in Dongan Hills shows a busy street scene, complete with horse drawn wagons. Sights like these were common on Staten Island even through to the 20th century. #HistoricImages #HistoricPostcards #HistoricRichmondTown #OLDNYC #HistoricStatenIsland #VisitStatenIsland #TheUnexpectedBorough #HorseandBuggies #HorseDrawnWagons #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #Throwback

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Repost from @vanderendeonderdonkhouse • #OTD On this day, in 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in as president for his second term and became the first president to be inaugurated on January 20th. 🇺🇸 The  #20thAmendment passed in 1933 changing the official inauguration date from March 4th to January 20th. March was originally set as the presidential inauguration date to ensure enough time to count votes and give the winner ample travel time (by horse!) to the Nation’s Capitol. With the advent of trains and newly available commercial airlines in the 1930s, travel was quick and a delayed inauguration was no longer required. Happy #Inauguration Day! 🇺🇸 Pictured here is President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughs in front of a crowd in Washington D.C. for Franklin’s second inauguration on January 20, 1937. Photo: Harris & Ewing. (1937) Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes administering the oath of office to Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol. Washington D.C, 1937. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00650973/. #OnThisDay #FDR #InaugurationDay

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The Eltingville Store, once located on Amboy Road in Eltingville, is now presented as the Print Shop in its location on Court Place at Historic Richmond Town. It is a small one-room, one-story wood frame building with board-and-batten siding and a wood shingle roof. It is thought that the Eltingville Store was built ca. 1860, but the original location and owner are not documented. It was located on Amboy Road in Eltingville by at least 1910, when it appeared in the Sanborn Atlas. It was enlarged and converted to a residence by Mr. and Mrs. Eusebia Johnson, who resided there from 1920 to 1930. The building may at one time have served as a grocery store, as the word "Groceries," very faded, was painted on the front of the structure when it first came to the attention of SIHS. Visit the Print Shop THIS WEEKEND on a Guided Tour! Visit our WEBSITE to make your reservation. #statenisland #historymuseum #historichouse #thingstodonyc #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #OldHouseLove #VisitStatenIsland #StatenIsland #TheUnexpectedBorough #HistoryMuseum #HistoricHouse #ThingsToDoInNYC #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #OldHouseLove #VisitStatenIsland #AllInNYC #Preservation #Restoration #Education @classicstatenislandation #ItsMyPark #ThenAndNow

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There is nothing more soothing than the warm flickering light of a candle on a cold winter evening but, have you ever tried to make one yourself? Join historic interpreters from the Education department for Candle Making Workshops in January. https://qoo.ly/3aa7pg

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Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries Taverns served as community meeting places. Boisterous and busy, Taverns, like the restored example at Historic Richmond Town, served hot food, and offered friendly surroundings, where people gathered to share in debate regarding the news of the day. Explore the Guyon Tavern and many other historic businesses on a Guided Tour! Visit our WEBSITE today to book your group! #HistoricTaverns #HistoricHouses #HistoricHomes #GuidedTours #Preservation #Restoration #Education #HistoricRichmondTown #OldHouseLOVE #INSIDEHistoricRichmondTown

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This weekend, in honor of MLK Day of Service, Historic Richmond Town welcomed a youth crew from @the_sca. Volunteers from The Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan worked diligently to clear overgrowth around PS 28. In the spring, the area will be beautified with new plantings. The results are stunning. Please join us in saying THANK YOU to these incredible volunteers! #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #mlkdayofservice #volunteering #historicrichmondtown #thesca #sca #historicnyc #stewardship #nycparks #statenisland #service

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Today and everyday, Historic Richmond Town remembers the life and honors the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You can honor Dr. King as well through this national day of service. #MLK #NationalDayOfService #CivilRights #MartinLutherKingJR #CivilRightsActivist #Selma #EqualRights #CivilDisobedience #MontgomeryBusBoycott #AmericanHistory #USHistory #IHaveADream #NobelPeacePrize

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The kitchen inside the recently restored Christopher House boasts a beehive bake oven and a working jambless fireplace! The house even has connections to the American Revolution. Visit the Christopher House and many other historic structures on a Guided Tour! Guided Tours take place every SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Expert Historical Interpreters lead intimate tours that take you INSIDE historic structures built in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries! Parties are limited to 6 people maximum from the same family or party, in keeping with state pandemic guidelines. Reservations MUST be made ahead of time! Visit our WEBSITE to learn more! #statenisland #historymuseum #historichouse #thingstodonyc #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #OldHouseLove #VisitStatenIsland #StatenIsland #TheUnexpectedBorough #HistoryMuseum #HistoricHouse #ThingsToDoInNYC #OLDNYC #HistoricRichmondTown #KnowYourLocalHistory #OldHouseLove #VisitStatenIsland #AllInNYC #Preservation #Restoration #Education #ItsMyPark

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#CollectionsHighlight This salt-glazed stoneware jar, preserved in the collections at Historic Richmond Town, was most likely used for the safe storage of food. It is decorated with impressed design of swags and tassels filled with cobalt blue. Impressed inscriptions filled with cobalt blue can be seen on the front and back of the piece. They read: "COERLEARS / HOOK" on one side and "N. YORK". Corlear's Hook was a site near the shore of the East River in Manhattan. Thomas Commeraw (sometimes spelled Commereau) was an African American community leader and a potter whose clients included free black oystermen, church leaders, and abolitionists. He was selected by the American Colonization Society to travel to Sierra Leone around 1820 to govern a new colony there. Today, Corlear's Hook is remembered by a New York City park at the intersection of Jackson and Cherry Streets, near the FDR Drive.

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CABIN FEVER RELIEVER WORKSHOPS ARE BACK! Join historic interpreters from the Education department for Candle Making Workshops in January. Learn about the history of lighting and candle making in the 18th and 19th centuries, and dip your own candles to take home with you! Workshops will be held indoors at the 3rd County Courthouse, with limited capacity to ensure safety. Workshops are available as group slots at scheduled times. Click the LINK in our BIO to learn more! #CabinFeverReliever⠀ #HistoricRichmondTown⠀ #CandleMaking⠀ #WinterSoltice #MyHistoricSite

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Talk about a #ThrowbackThursday! Check out this historic image of automobiles AND buggies parked along Bentley Street in Tottenville. Just imagine one of those bad boys stuck ahead of you during afterschool traffic! Can't get enough historic images of Staten Island? Check out our #OnlineCollectionsDatabase for all things SI! https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/collections

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When driving down Hylan Boulevard at rush hour, or standing in line at a bustling supermarket it is easy to forget how quiet, tranquil and rural Staten Island truly was just one century ago. This image of a mill on Willowbrook Road was taken in the early 20th century. Mills like this were common across Staten Island in the 19th and early 20th centuries, using the power of water to process grist. A representative example of a mill like this one can be found nearest the Basketmaker's House at Historic Richmond Town. #OLDNYC #HistoricPhotographs #RuralStatenIsland #HistoricRichmondTown #Preservation #Restoration #Education #TheUnexpectedBorough #VisitStatenIsland