Collections: History Archives & Library
Old Stone House, New Dorp, S.I.
A postcard with a hand-tinted photograph of the Britton Cottage when it was located at the corner of New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue in New Dorp, Staten Island. Three people are standing on the exterior steps, one person is lying down across the porch, and two more are standing in the grass. A man dressed in white stands in the foreground. English Ivy is covering the side of the house. The building was moved to Historic Richmond Town in 1967. According to Historic Richmond Town, the orginal section of the cottage was completed c. 1670 with additions made in c. 1755, 1765, and 1800. It may have served as Staten Island's first government building in the 17th Century. Nathaniel Lord Britton, a botanist and one of Staten Island Museum's founders, owned and lived in the house from 1895 into 1915.
Dimensions: 3.5" H x 5.5" W
Signature/Inscription: Front: Old Stone House, New Dorp, S.I. Built 1677. Handwritten - 1909; Reverse: Britton Cottage, New Dorp Lane
Accession Number: WTD 3017
Credit: Gift of William T. Davis