Reformed Church on Staten Island, Sunday School Building, and Cemetery

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

54 Port Richmond Avenue

CLIENT:  Reformed Church congregation

ARCHITECT: James G. Burger, Arthur S. Teale

DATE: 1844; 1898; 1704

STYLE: Greek Revival

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This Greek Revival style church was erected in 1844 to the designs of Staten Island builder James G. Burger and was enlarged in 1898 with a Colonial Revival Sunday School addition designed by architect Oscar S. Teale. The church’s congregation is the oldest in Staten Island and its first church building was erected on this site in 1715. The church’s graveyard is the oldest non-private cemetery in Staten Island.

The church is one of the few surviving Greek Revival style churches on Staten Island and appears to be the sole remaining example of the distyle-in-antis temple-front church type, which is characterized by its central recessed entrance porch with two free-standing columns and framing enclosed bays, articulated by corner pilasters (antae). The 1898 Chapel and Sunday School addition by Oscar S. Teale, a noted Manhattan-based architect specializing in churches, is an Akron-plan building, incorporating a large horseshoe-shaped auditorium.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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