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Christopher House, Willowbrook Road, S.I.

WTD 3002

A postcard containing a sepia-toned image of the Christopher House when it was located at 819 Willowbrook Road in Willowbrook, Staten Island.  The earliest portion of the house is believed to have been built around 1720.  The house was moved to the grounds of Historic Richmond Town in 1969.

Medium: Postcard

Dates: 20th Century

Dimensions: 5.5" H x 3.5" W

Signature/Inscription: Front: Christopher House. Willowbrook Road, S.I.; Reverse: The Christopher House, erected about 1750, is said to have been the meeting place of the Committee of safety, maintained by patriot Staten Islanders during the Revolution. A large swamp close by, afforded refuge in case of discovery by the British. Lumitone Press Photo-Print, New York-Made in U.S.A.

Accession Number: WTD 3002

Credit: Gift of William T. Davis

Tags: 20th century, christopher house, committee of safety, house, postcard, revolution, sepia-toned photograph, william t. davis postcard collection, willowbrook, willowbrook road