Nathaniel J. and Ann C. Wyeth House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

190 Meisner Avenue

CLIENT: Nathaniel J. and Ann C. Wyeth


DATE: 1856

STYLE: Italianate

Italianate Lighthouse Hill Staten Island

Picturesquely sited on Lighthouse (Richmond) Hill, this impressive Italianate villa, constructed around 1856 for Nathaniel J. and Ann C. Wyeth, is a fine example of the mid-nineteenth villas which once dotted the hillsides of Staten Island and are now becoming increasingly rare.

A rare surviving masonry villa from this period when the majority of Staten Island houses were constructed of wood, this large two-and-one-half story house is faced with brick and is trimmed with sandstone. It was among the earliest rural residences in the Italianate style on Staten Island and displays the cubic form, low hipped roof, wide overhanging eaves supported by decorative brackets, paired chimneys with molded caps, and octagonal cupola or belvedere typical of Italianate designs.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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