Port Richmond

Staten Island , NY

Port Richmond is a neighborhood situated on the North Shore of Staten Island. Formerly an independent village, it is one of the oldest neighborhoods on the island. In the 19th century it was an important transportation and industrial center of the island, but this role has vanished nearly completely.

Port Richmond’s location on the Kull Van Kill made it a prime ferry launch from Staten Island to New Jersey. It was a transfer port for freight and passengers traveling by boat between New York City and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ferries ran continually until shortly after the Bayonne Bridge was built in 1931. The area also became the site of an important stop on a coach route between the city and Philadelphia. As a result of these developments in the 19th century it was an important transportation and industrial center of the island, but this role has vanished nearly completely.

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Port Richmond is bounded by Kill van Kull on the north, Jewett Avenue on the east, Forest Avenue on the south, and the Bayonne Bridge on the west.

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121 Heberton Avenue House
121 Heberton Avenue, Staten Island, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated: December 17, 2002 This residence, constructed by carpenter-builder James G. Burger around 1859-61, is a rare surviving example in LEARN MORE
Designated: December 17, 2002 This residence, constructed by carpenter-builder James G. Burger around 1859-61, is a rare surviving example in LEARN MORE
Reformed Church on Staten Island, Sunday School Building, and Cemetery
54 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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This Greek Revival style church was erected in 1844 to the designs of Staten Island builder James G. Burger and LEARN MORE
This Greek Revival style church was erected in 1844 to the designs of Staten Island builder James G. Burger and LEARN MORE
New York Public Library, Port Richmond Branch
75 Bennett Street, Staten Island, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Opened on March 18, 1905, the Port Richmond Branch of the New York Public Library is one of four Carnegie LEARN MORE
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29 Cottage Place House
29 Cottage Place, Staten Island, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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One of the few surviving saltbox houses on Staten Island’s North Shore, this modest two-story Greek Revival frame cottage with LEARN MORE
One of the few surviving saltbox houses on Staten Island’s North Shore, this modest two-story Greek Revival frame cottage with LEARN MORE

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