Kreuzer-Pelton House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1262 Richmond Terrace

CLIENT: Cornelius Van Santvoord

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1722

STYLE: Colonial

Colonial Staten Island West New Brighton

The Kreuzer-Pelton House is an interesting example of Colonial architecture. The original one-room cottage with garret, erected in 1722, was constructed of random fieldstone and shows Dutch influence. About 1770 the steep-roofed larger one-and-one-half story section, constructed of rough cut stone (now sheathed with clapboarding), was joined to the one-room cottage, and in 1836 a two-story brick extension was added to this central section. Beside the fireplace a trap door opens into a flight of stone steps which lead into tho so-called dungeon area and into an adjacent room used as a wine cellar.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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