Brougham Cottage, Staten Island
|Address:4745 Amboy Road
Constructed: early 18th century
LPC Action: Calendared 2000 ; Public Hearing 2000
The cottage is a living testament to the changing character of Staten Island. The most distinctive feature of its original one-story section, dating from the early part of the 18th century, is the substantial stone chimney that recalls the Island’s rural quality. Eventually, when development began in earnest, the house was used as an office to sell land for a housing development. Now located in a park and managed by the Historic House Trust, it is deserving of landmark status for its long history, as well as its rustic charm.