August and Augusta Schoverling House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

344 Westervelt Avenue

CLIENT: August and Augusta Schoverling

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1880-82

STYLE: Second Empire, Neo-Grec

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Constructed between 1880 and 1882 for August and Augusta Schoverling, this house is one of the most imposing and architecturally distinguished of the masonry Second Empire style houses in northeastern Staten Island. Faced in tawny-red iron-spot brick set off by stone and wood trim, the house’s principal feature is a projecting tower-like bay with windows on three sides that is set on an angle at the southeast comer of the house, the best vantage point for views of the harbor at Tompkinsville. A late example of the Second Empire style, the house incorporates neo-Grec ornament that is handled with unusual sophistication.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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