Edwards Barton House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

3742 Richmond Road

CLIENT: Webley Edwards


DATE: 1869

STYLE: Italianate, Second Empire

Italianate Richmondtown Second Empire Staten Island

This two-and-a-half story frame house with wood-clapboard siding is one of the most impressive mid-nineteenth-century houses in Richmondtown, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century governmental center of Staten Island. Built in 1869 for Webley Edwards, a prosperous businessman and government official, the house is a fine and well-preserved example of a popular mid-nineteenth-century rural house type which is well represented in many parts of the country but is now very unusual in New York City. A later example of this house type, it is embellished with handsome Italianate and Second Empire detailing.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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