John H. and Elizabeth J. Elsworth House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

90 Bayview Avenue

CLIENT: John H. Elsworth


DATE: 1880

STYLE: Italianate, Renaissance

Italianate Prince's Bay Renaissance Staten Island

The John H. and Elizabeth J. Elsworth House at 90 Bayview Avenue, Prince’s Bay, built ca. 1880, is a vernacular clapboard three-bay town house with a bold and unusual combination of Italianate and Renaissance features. The highly intact house represents a once-common house type on Staten Island—the three-bay Italianate town house with a low, hidden, hipped roof—that has now become increasingly rare. Located near Prince’s Bay, the premier location for Staten Island’s oyster planting industry, the Elsworth House was constructed during the golden age of oyster fishing in the New York metropolitan region and represents the prosperity of that era.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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