(Former) Public School 28

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

276 Center Street

CLIENT: City of New York, Board of Education

ARCHITECT: C.B.J. Snyder

DATE: 1907-08

STYLE: Tudor Revival

Richmondtown Staten Island Tudor Revival

Opened in September 1908, Public School 28 was one of many new schools that were built on Staten Island by the New York City Board of Education in the decade following the consolidation of Greater New York in 1898. The new school was designed by C.B.J. Snyder, Superintendent of School Buildings, who was responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all new and expanded schools in the five boroughs.

Public School 28, a small school in a rural setting, is extraordinary in his body of work, being only one of three of this type designed by Snyder and the only one that survives. The Tudor Revival style building has a prominent gable facing Center Street, featuring timbers and rough plaster, brackets, a bargeboard, and a finial. The school was discontinued in 1965 when a new, larger public school (No. 23) opened nearby, and in 1981 the Staten Island Historical Society acquired the school from the Board of Education.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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