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The Old Britton House New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.

WTD 3014

A postcard, published by Weitzman's Photo Shop of Stapleton, Staten Island, with a photograph, taken by William J. Grimshaw, of the west side of Britton Cottage. when it was located on the corner of New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue.  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.

Artist: William J. Grimshaw (1854 - 1931)

Medium: Postcard

Dates: 20th Century

Dimensions: 3.5" H x 5.5" W

Signature/Inscription: Front: The Old Britton House New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.; Reverse: West Side of House. 1st published by W. J. Grimshaw. Published by Weitzman's Photo Shop, Stapleton, S.I. Post Cards of Quality.--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Accession Number: WTD 3014

Credit: Gift of William T. Davis

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