Neville House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

806 Richmond Terrace

CLIENT: Captain John Neville


DATE: 1850

STYLE: Pre-Revolutionary Country House

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This impressive residence built in the local vernacular is one of the few large pre-Revolutionary country houses still standing in New York City.

Built about 1770, the building contains many of its original details. Constructed of red, quarried sandstone, laid up in rectangular blocks, the rough-cut stone surface is now whitewashed. An unusual feature of this early masonry house is the long two-story veranda supported on six square posts, which looks out over the Kill Van Kull. This type of veranda is a characteristic feature of the mansion house found in the West Indies and since the builder was a seafaring captain, he may well have seen and admired its prototype on one of his voyages to the Caribbean.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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New Brighton, formerly an independent village, is today a neighborhood located on the northwestern tip of Staten Island. The neighborhood comprises an older industrial and residential harbor front area along the Kill Van Kull west of St. George.

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