29 Cottage Place House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

29 Cottage Place

CLIENT: Abraham L. Merrell

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1848

STYLE: Greek Revival

Greek Revival Port Richmond Staten Island

One of the few surviving saltbox houses on Staten Island’s North Shore, this modest two-story Greek Revival frame cottage with later Craftsman details is a significant reminder of Staten Island’s vernacular architectural traditions. Built around 1848, 29 Cottage Place is capped by an asymmetrical gabled roof known as a saltbox roof in New England and a catslide roof in the South. Such roofs were a fairly common feature of colonial and early 19th-century houses but do not survive in great numbers on Staten Island. Altered in 1920, the house also displays aspects of the Craftsman Style in the treatment of its porch and windows.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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