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The Perine House. Dongan Hills. S.I.
WTD 3000 (A)
A postcard with a photo, taken by Percy Loomis Sperr in 1924 or 1925, of the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House located at 1476 Richmond Road in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. The Duth Colonial house, which is owned by Historic Richmond Town, is the oldest house on Staten Island. It is the 4th oldest in New York State. The original section of the house was built around 1662. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The reverse side of the card says: "The Perine House, 1476 Richmond Road, is preserved by the Staten Island Historical Society as an example of the early colonial homes. A portion of the building was erected about 1680 and is probably the oldest structure on the island. The property has been held in the prominent families of Holmes, Dongan, Britton, Stillwell and Billiou, passing to the Perines in 1749. During the Revolution the house was used by British officers, and it has furnished the setting for romantic stories of fiction. (Copyright 1925 P.L. Sperr) Lumitone Press Photo-Print, New York-Made in U.S.A"
Artist: Percy Loomis Sperr (1889 - 1964)
Dates: 1924 or 1925
Dimensions: 3.5" H x 5.5" W
Signature/Inscription: The Perine House. Dongan Hills. S.I. William T. Davis handwritten note, "1924"; ; Front
Accession Number: WTD 3000 (A)
Credit: Gift of William T. Davis