Kreischerville Workers’ Houses, 81-83 Kreischer Street

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

81-83 Kreischer Street

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1890

STYLE: Cottage

Charleston Cottage Staten Island

The Kreischerville Workers’ Houses at 81-83 Kreischer Street, part of a group of four identical double houses, were built around 1890 on a site that was quite near to the Kreischer brick manufacturing works (no longer standing) where the first occupants worked. The structure survives as an element of the company town character that prevailed in Kreischerville, as the village of Androvetteville came to be known during the nineteenth century when the Kreischer brick works was a thriving concern.

The houses were developed by Peter Androvette, a prominent member of a local family, who participated in the nineteenth-century evolution of the hamlet of Androvetteville into the village of Kreischerville. The modest size and lack of ornamental elements of the wood-framed, shingle-clad structure, which has entrances made more private by their side porch location, are characteristic of worker housing of the time, particularly the common semi-detached cottage.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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