John De Groot House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1674 Richmond Terrace

CLIENT: John De Groot

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1870

STYLE: Second Empire Style

Port Richmond Second Empire Staten Island

Constructed c.1870, the John De Groot House is one of only three houses in the Second Empire Style that remain standing on Richmond Terrace between Sailors Snug Harbor and Port Richmond, recalling the period when that thoroughfare was lined with grand houses. This house occupies a portion of a tract of land that had been acquired by De Groot’s grandfather in 1802 and incorporates part of an early vernacular house erected by his father in the 1810s. The front portion of the house, constructed by De Groot, comprising a three-story mansarded main block and two-story mansarded dining room wing, is carefully sited to take advantage of the sloping topography.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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