Joseph H. Seguine House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

440 Seguine Avenue

CLIENT:  Joseph H. Seguine

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1837

STYLE: Greek Revival

Greek Revival Prince's Bay Staten Island

Designated May 25, 1967

Situated on rising ground with a commanding view of New York’s lower bay, the Seguine Mansion is a monument to the Greek Revival period of architecture and to a grand way of life now a part of Staten Island’s past history. Despite certain minor alterations, this two and one-half story structure has retained its original grandeur and, in its character and setting, is reminiscent of an ante-bellum mansion of the deep South. The white clapboards conceal the original stone walls, yet the alteration enhances the impressive quality of the structure. Built about 1840 by Joseph H. Seguine, the house was on an estate whose original boundaries extended from Princess Bay to the Staten Island Rapid Transit Line.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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